Calif. Prisoner First In U.S. To Receive State-Funded Sex-Reassignment Surgery
California must also provide transgender female inmates housed in men’s facilities with more female-oriented items like nightgowns, scarves and necklaces.
The Associated Press:
California Is First To Pay For Prisoner’s Sex-Reassignment Surgery
A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California is the first inmate in the United States to receive state-financed sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner’s lawyers said. California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for the inmate, Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole. (1/7)