57-year-old killer serving life sentence 1st to have sex-reassignment surgery paid for by government

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Shiloh Heavenly Quine (PHOTO: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

CALIFORNIA — A 57-year-old convicted killer has become the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex reassignment surgery.

Shiloh Heavenly Quine has been living as a woman in a California men’s prison. The surgery had been scheduled for Thursday, and her attorneys told The Associated Press on Friday that it was performed.

California prison officials agreed in 2015 to pay for the surgery for Quine, who is serving a life sentence for murder, kidnapping and robbery.

The state also became the first to set standards for other transgender inmates to apply for sex-reassignment surgery.

Quine’s case prompted a federal magistrate to require California to provide transgender female inmates housed in men’s facilities with more female-oriented items such as nightgowns, scarves and necklaces.

Quine will be transferred to a women’s prison.


  • Clayton Bigsby

    Maybe the state should be paying for a frontal lobotomy instead of a sex change surgery?? Way cheaper!!

  • deletedagain

    Elective surgery should not be allowed in prison. It’s prison! To cut costs the prisoners are released into society before their sentence is up. Who the help is running this country? Criminals have more rights than honest people.

  • Rudy

    ……paid for by government. No, paid for by the taxpayers. Insane stuff, but then again it’s Californicate.

  • Opinion8d

    What a sad state of the Country. Liberals are more concerned with prisoners than with taking care of Veterans!!! Clearly he is mentally ill and should just be put down….using the same manner/process he did to his victim. POS!!

  • Hell in a Handbasket

    Well it is ” The People’s Republic of California” who had 8.7 million votes for Hillary and 4.5 for TRUMP. This is why we have the Electoral College so these freaks don’t decide our nations president.

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