federal court http://wamc.org en Federal Court to Hear Appeal in Inmate Sex Change Case http://wamc.org/post/federal-court-hear-appeal-inmate-sex-change-case <p></p><p>BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments in April in an appeal of a judge's ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a Massachusetts transgender inmate.</p><p>The state is appealing a ruling by U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ordering prison officials to provide sex-reassignment surgery for Michelle Kosilek, a convicted murderer serving a life sentence.</p><p>On Thursday, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston scheduled a hearing for April 2.</p><p>Kosilek was named Robert when convicted in the 1990 murder of wife Cheryl Kosilek.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 58828 at http://wamc.org Governor Patrick to Speak to Grads of Re-Entry Program http://wamc.org/post/governor-patrick-speak-grads-re-entry-program <p>Governor Deval&nbsp;Patrick will address graduates of two federal court programs aimed at helping defendants and high risk ex-offenders.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The Court Assisted Recovery Effort program helps defendants maintain sober, employed and law-abiding lives through closer supervision and assistance.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:26:44 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41737 at http://wamc.org Governor Patrick to Speak to Grads of Re-Entry Program