Transgender US inmate paroled prior to sex change hearing
CALIFORNIA, United States—A transgender inmate has been paroled in California a day before a federal appeals court was to hear her request for the state prison to pay for her sex reassignment surgery.
State corrections officials say Michelle-Lael Norsworthy was released Wednesday from a men’s facility. She will be supervised on parole in San Francisco.
Gov. Jerry Brown took no action on a Board of Parole Hearings’ recommendation that Norsworthy be freed 30 years after fatally shooting a man in a bar, effectively approving her parole.
The state says her release ends her attempt to have the prison-funded sex reassignment surgery.
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