From this story.
A man serving a life sentence in Massachusetts, for murder, is sueing the prison system, saying that not allowing a sex-change operation is cruel and unusual punishment. She (dang, which gender do I use?) has had hormone treatment, laser hair removal and therapy (I believe at the government’s expanse, the article doesn’t specifically say), but still says she is suffering from depression.
I’m not looking for a debate on the whole issue of transgenderism, but just on if the prison system should be paying for it. Would a woman, claiming depression because of bad body self-image, be given plastic surgery, on the taxpayers dime? Are men who lose their hair able to claim anxiety and get transplants? Are these even valid comparisons?