How about it, peanut gallery? Manning says Manning wants to start hormone therapy to begin Manning's life as a woman but Levensworth doesn't provide that.
Should Manning go to a woman's prison and be treated as a woman during Manning's incarceration?
Should Manning be moved to a prison that can provide Manning's desired treatment?
Should we pay for Manning's treatment while Manning is in prison?
Pronouns studiously avoided to prevent hurting Manning's feelings.
I'm fine with him going to a woman's prison. I'm fine for paying for hormone therapy. I'm fine paying for the therapy bills along the way. And if his therapist rules it's vital to his mental health to be able to surgically reassign his genitalia, then sure.
I don't particularly care. Next to the price of housing him in prison, it's pretty negligible.
Thing is, because of the way US law typically works, you can't reassign your gender until you've reassigned your genitalia. So there's nearly no chance of him going to a women's prison. And the chances of him surviving 35 years trying to transition in prison is next to nothing.
That, or he'd be the most popular one there. We'll see.