prison reform
Thanks to poor medical care across US prisons, a term in prison can become a life sentence, with states slashing funding and private medical firms competing to cut costs.
sterilization
The Mississippi appendectomy lives on, although usually it occurs in concert with a C-section, when it’s relatively easy to access the fallopian tubes for a quick sterilization procedure while the patient is unconscious or sedated.
transgender
Twenty-two years ago, Michelle Kosilek, then Robert, murdered her wife. Now in prison, she wants to surgically transition to female, and the state of Massachusetts might be paying for it. I'm actually totally OK with this.