Transgender inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy speaks during her parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione. California is the first state to allow transgender inmates to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. The state spent years in court fighting the policy.
Transgender inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy speaks during her parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione. California is the first state to allow transgender inmates to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. The state spent years in court fighting the policy. Steve Yeater The Associated Press
Transgender inmate Michelle-Lael Norsworthy speaks during her parole hearing at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione. California is the first state to allow transgender inmates to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. The state spent years in court fighting the policy. Steve Yeater The Associated Press

California prisons take lead on transgender rights

November 05, 2015 10:00 PM