The chief psychiatrist for the Massachusetts Department of Correction says a transgender inmate who won a court order for taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery has no medical need for further electrolysis treatments.
Dr. Robert Diener testified Monday on Michelle Kosilek's request to have additional hair-removal treatments. Diener said he evaluated Kosilek in 2010 and again last month and concluded that Kosilek's anxiety level hasn't changed, even though she hasn't had electrolysis treatments since 2008.
Authorities say a Vermont inmate allowed out on furlough has been arrested in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire police arrested 26-year-old Nathan Kenyon of Windsor on charges of driving without a license. They also discovered he had three outstanding warrants for simple assault and criminal threatening that stemmed back to 2007.
The Eagle-Times reports that as long as Kenyon had stayed out of New Hampshire, the warrants would have stayed silent. However, because he crossed state lines, the charges came up in addition to an escape charge.