LOCKED

A disturbing crime, a desperate act, and how one case could change the way prisons treat some transgender inmates.

From Boise State Public Radio and The Mountain West News Bureau, this is LOCKED, a podcast hosted by Amanda Peacher.

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The 9th Circuit Court rules that Adree Edmo needs gender confirmation surgery. This decision could have a ripple effect for other transgender inmates. But it's not over yet.

Questions?

Jul 30, 2019

What are you curious about after listening to LOCKED? Maybe you have specific questions, or maybe you'd like more details about gender dysphoria, Adree’s time in prison, or other cases where trans inmates have sued for medical treatment. Let us know.

Send us an email or record a voice memo with your full name and where you’re from to LOCKEDPOD@gmail.com.

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If you have questions or feedback, we’d love to hear from you. Send us an email or record a voice memo with your full name and where you’re from to LOCKEDPOD@gmail.com. We might even answer your question on a future episode. 

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Is denying Adree Edmo her sex reassignment surgery cruel and unusual punishment? We look at both sides of the case and how public opinion is muddying the water.

James Dawson / Boise State Public Radio

How complicated is sex reassignment surgery, how easy is it to find a doctor who can do it and health insurance that will pay for it? And who should pay for it in prison?

Heath Druzin / Boise State Public Radio

Life in prison can be rough for anyone, but for trans women in an all-male facility it can be really rough. What's it like to live in the wrong body behind bars?

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Who is the trans inmate suing the state of Idaho for sex reassignment surgery? We visit the Shoshone-Bannock Indian reservation where Adree Edmo grew up to understand her complicated and dark backstory.