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Judge Approves First-Ever Sex Reassignment Surgery for Transgendered…

A transgendered woman incarcerated in the Massachusetts state prison system has won the right to have the state pay for her sex reassignment surgery, after a US District Judge agreed that the surgery was "medically necessary." Naturally, this has led to people making A Big Thing about what "medically necessary" means,… » 9/04/12 7:45pm 9/04/12 7:45pm

"They Dropped Off The Deep Edge": Women On Death Row

Debra Schaefer, warden at the SCI Muncy correctional facility in Pennsylvania, treats the inmates like she treats her children. "Some days I go in there and I feel like I'm a foster mother," she says — "the only difference is I show my children love." Debra is one of three women profiled in a Times of London piece » 9/03/08 1:00pm 9/03/08 1:00pm