A disturbing crime, a desperate act, and how one case could change the way prisons treat some transgender inmates. This podcast follows the case of Adree Edmo, a transgender inmate in Idaho who sued the state for gender confirmation surgery. The state appealed, and now the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals must rule.
Episode 6: Making History
Adree Edmo’s legal victory is a huge deal for her, but also for prisons and for transgender inmates like her.
Update: SCOTUS Part 2
The U.S. Supreme Court just denied the state of Idaho’s request to suspend Adree Edmo’s surgery. Here's what that means for the case — and for Adree.
The State of Idaho has appealed the 9th Circuit Court ruling on Adree Edmo's case to the U.S. Supreme Court. What does that mean?
Episode 5: The Ruling
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.
Episode 4: Cruel And Unusual?
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.
Episode 3: The Procedure
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?
A totally unique listening experience. Gripping, complex, deeply thought provoking and poignant, this podcast opened my eyes to a new world. It spurred some great conversations on a long road trip across the country. Very well done!
Amanda and her team have taken a difficult, hard to even hear about situation and made a very compelling story about it. As someone who probably would never have heard of Adrian‘s story without the podcast, I went from being mildly interested to now wanting to know everything I can about Adree. I am very interested in how she does after surgery – how does it feel to now actually have a woman’s body.
How does she adjust in the all female prison? And also finally how does she do when she gets out of prison.
The podcast has created a picture of Adree as a complex, bright, struggling woman.An incredibly determined woman to be true to herself. I congratulate you all on a tremendous job!
In-depth and ground-breaking story
I really appreciated the in-depth research that went into this podcast. I learned so much about the cultural, political, psychological and physiological facets of this ground-breaking and heart-breaking story. I couldn’t stop listening.