A man imprisoned for raping his own 10-year-old daughter has been given the green light to receive a taxpayer-funded sex change and will be reassigned to a women’s prison after he announced he now identifies as a woman.
And with that, I wonder how our society has survived thus far.
According to this, Mark Allen Campbell, of Waupun, Wisconsin, was arrested in 2007 for sexually assaulting and abusing his own 10-year-old daughter and was sentenced to 34 years in Racine Correctional Institute, an all-male prison. Because he’s a male.
Now, Campbell says he’s a woman and goes by the name Nicole Rose Campbell. The all-male prison has reportedly allowed him to dress in women’s clothing and makeup. In addition to that, he’s also been given hormone therapy and gender reassignment counseling since being incarcerated. In 2013, he announced he wanted to transition to being a female, a request that was initially denied.
After a series of legal battles and appeals, a judge finally ruled in Campbell’s favor this month. U.S. District Judge James Peterson declared the rapist had “waited long enough” for the surgery, having had requested it all the way back in 2013, and ruled that Campbell had a “constitutional right” to the operation – at taxpayer expense, of course.
“Some members of the public are outraged at any effort to improve the health and well being of inmates," Peterson wrote. "But the true public interest lies in alleviating needless suffering by those who are dependent on the government for their care."
Peterson added that Campbell’s “criminal history is irrelevant to whether she has a right to necessary medical treatment.”
The judge also ruled that Campbell can be moved to a women’s prison while he waits for the procedure.