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Mysterious Death in Texas Jail Under Investigation

A Bexar County, Texas, inmate has been found dead in his jail cell. The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of the inmate in the Bexar County Adult Detention Center.

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Prisoner’s Sex Change Surgery Delay May Still Leave Taxpayers Footing the Bill

$100,000. That’s the prison’s estimated cost of the sex change operation California inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy demanded and was scheduled to receive in July before a Thursday court order delayed the first ever prison-paid procedure of its kind in California. But even if he’s released on parole, the taxpayers could still have the privilege of picking up the tab under Medi-Cal, says one bay area legal director.

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Judge Orders State to Pay for Inmate’s Sex Change

On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco ruled that California’s corrections department must pay for an inmate’s sex change surgery, establishing a new precedent as no operation for an inmate has ever been ordered in the state.