Formerly Incarcerated, Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, Scheduled for Surgery Today, February 10
San Francisco, Calif. (February 10, 2017) – Michelle-Lael Norsworthy, most notably known for setting a precedent that the state of California needs to provide gender reassignment surgery for trans inmates, is finally undergoing her surgery today, February 10.
In April 2015, in the landmark decision of Norsworthy v. Beard, U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar ruled the state of California needed to provide the surgery due to her chemical castration from long-term high doses of hormone treatment therapy. Although the surgery was scheduled, was unexpectedly paroled shortly before it happened, which meant the state no longer needed to provide the surgery.
“After being paroled right before my surgery, I was all of a sudden completely alone and needed to find my own way to get it,” Michelle-Lael explained. “It wasn’t easy, learning how to figure out how things work out here after being behind bars for 30 years, but I was determined!”
Michelle-Lael navigated the intricacies of Medicare and our technology-driven society after three decades behind bars. Her surgery is taking place today, February 10.
More details about Michelle-Lael Norsworthy are available at http://www.threegirlsmedia.com/2016/04/06/michelle-lael-norsworthy.