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BOISE, Idaho (AP) A federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate who has been living as a woman for years but who has continuously been housed in a men’s prison.
Barring any appeals, under the ruling Adree Edmo will become the first Idaho inmate to receive gender confirmation surgery while in Idaho Department of Correction custody.
The article goes on to state the following:
The ruling in Idaho’s U.S. District Court was handed down by Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Thursday. Winmill said the Idaho Department of Correction and Corizon’s refusal to provide Edmo with the surgery puts her at risk of irreparable harm.
The report also stated the following:
The state has six months to provide Edmo with the surgery, which will restructure her physical characteristics to match her gender identity. Idaho Department of Correction spokesman Jeff Ray said IDOC will be addressing some of the issues raised by the ruling — including whether the state will appeal, and where Edmo will be housed after her surgery — in the days to come. There are currently 30 inmates with gender dysphoria in state custody, according to the ruling.
Reportedly, Edmo was imprisoned in 2012 for sexual abuse of a child under the age of 16, and is due to finish her sentence in 2021.
— KWCH Eyewitness News (@KWCH12) December 16, 2018
Adree Edmo has been living as a woman in the men’s prison for years, but now a federal judge says Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to the transgender inmate. https://t.co/F0qCrN21iM
— KVUE News (@KVUE) December 16, 2018
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