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After 20 Years, Transgender Inmate Is A Step Closer To Surgery

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert Kosilek sits in Bristol County Superior Court, in New Bedford, Mass., where K
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1993 file photo, Robert Kosilek sits in Bristol County Superior Court, in New Bedford, Mass., where Kosilek was on trial for the May 1990 murder of his wife. Kosilek was convicted in the murder, and has been living as a woman, Michelle Kosilek, and receiving hormone treatments while serving life in prison in Massachusetts. On Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, U.S. District Judge Mark Wolf ordered Massachusetts to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation for Kosilek. (AP Photo/Lisa Bul, File)

Ever since she was convicted of a brutal murder in 1992, Michelle Kosilek has known that she'd be stuck in prison for the rest of her life.

That she can live with. The harder part was feeling she was stuck for life in the wrong body, says her attorney, Joseph Sulman.

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