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Prison chief must make oath in sex-change case

A federal judge has ordered the state’s prison chief to swear under oath he is making an earnest effort to find a surgeon willing to perform gender reassignment surgery on convicted killer ­Michelle Kosilek, who killed his wife as a man but now identifies as a woman.

In a ruling filed in US District Court, Judge Mark Wolf ordered Department of Correction Commissioner Luis S. Spencer to sign status reports detailing the search for a surgeon under oath, and to also swear under the pain of perjury that he has personally read Wolf’s seven-page ­order.

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