Apparently, her lawyers claim she needs the electrolysis to complete her as a woman. Considering she's living in an all-male prison, where no-one but her fellow inmates and prison guards see her, why the heck does she think she needs expensive hair removal treatments? Criminals, particularly murderers do not deserve special dispensation for anything. He should have thought about that before he practically severed his wife's head off with a wire hanger.
The federal judge, Mark L. wolf, who gave the go ahead for the sex change surgery seems to think it was medically necessary, and therefore a "prolonged violation" of Kosilek's constitutional right against 'cruel and unusual punishment'. Shouldn't he be punished for snuffing out his wife's life? The judge said:
"It has long been well-established that it is cruel for prison officials to permit an inmate to suffer unnecessarily from a serious medical need," the judge wrote in his 128-page decision.
He called it "unusual" to treat a prisoner with gender identity disorder differently "than the numerous inmates suffering from more familiar forms of mental illness."
The Department of Corrections is appealing the judge's initial surgery judgment, no comment on the electrolysis.
What a waste of money. The $30,000 to $80,000 the surgery will cost could feed lots of hungry people in New Bedford, Massachusetts.