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State prison head opposes sex-change surgery for killer

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  1. Real World

    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    State funded what? :confused:


    State prison head opposes sex-change surgery for killer

    By Associated Press
    Friday, May 9, 2008 - Updated 23m ago


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    BOSTON - The commissioner of the state’s prison system says allowing a convicted killer to get a sex-change operation would pose "insurmountable" safety and security problems.

    Department of Correction Commissioner Harold Clarke outlined his opposition to the surgery for inmate Michelle Kosilek in court papers filed this week, closely mirroring arguments made by his predecessor, former DOC Commissioner Kathleen Dennehy.

    Clarke, who took over the department in November, said allowing the surgery could make Kosilek a target for assault by other inmates. He said prison officials also have concerns that Kosilek — who is serving a life sentence without parole — could try to escape if she is taken out of state for the surgery.

    Kosilek, 58, sued the DOC in 2000, claiming that the agency’s refusal to allow the state-funded surgery violated her Eighth Amendment right against cruel and unusual punishment.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/general/view.bg?articleid=1092938
  2. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

    Terry Glenn is a cowgirl Banned

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    Great way for burning up more of our tax dollars...:rolleyes:
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    Real World Moderator Staff Member

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    But hey, we don't tax enough TGIACG. We need to tax more! :eek:
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    Until the taxes are 100%, they won't be satisfied.:rolleyes:
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    Huh, huh,huh,huh......
    You said "prison head",
    huh,huh,huh,huh..........
  6. otis p. driftwood

    otis p. driftwood Rookie

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    I can't believe you took the time to type that.
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    Neither can I. My wife better get home soon because we're going out and I've already ripped through a six-pack.
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    What would Foggy say?!?!?!?:eek:
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    Where is Foggy? Is it me, or has he been missing of late?

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