Author: GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press

Inmate dies from meth-laden kiss, girlfriend gets 2 years

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon woman has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for drug conspiracy after her inmate boyfriend died from her meth-laden kiss.U.S. District Court Judge Marco Hernandez also ordered Melissa Ann Blair to complete three years of post-release supervision and drug treatment and mental health programs.

Transgender inmate settles Oregon lawsuit over medical care

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Corrections has settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of a transgender inmate who said she was denied medical care.The American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon said Michelle Wright had been subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because she was denied hormone treatment and counseling.The suit said the inmate was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and has attempted suicide several times while in custody.