I’ve been slow on fast breaking stories. So here’s the back story Trans Comic( objectionable construction) Avery Edison was detained by Canadian immigration who thought it would be cute to abuse her by sending her to a male prison where she could be sexually assaulted.
Follow the collection of links for the details…
From The Advocate: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/02/12/trans-comic-avery-edison-transferred-womens-correctional-facility
After thousands of tweets using the #FreeAvery hashtag, trans detainee Avery Edison was transferred out of an all-male correctional facility, to one with a female population. On Wednesday afternoon, her partner announced that Edison would be returned to the United Kingdom on Thursday.
BY Parker Marie Molloy
February 12 2014
Following online uproar, Avery Edison, the transgender comedian who was detained in Toronto over a visa issue on Monday, was transferred to a women’s facility. Edison spent one night at Maplehurst Correctional Facility, a location with an all-male population.
According to Romy Sugden, Edison’s girlfriend, Edison had been granted a transfer to Vanier Centre for Women Tuesday evening. Sugden has been providing updates on Edison’s condition as she’s able to obtain them, tweeting from both her account, as well as Edison’s.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sugden announced via Twitter that Edison will be flown home to the United Kingdom Thursday evening, and will not be forbidden from visiting Canada in the future. Sugden’s tweets said she was “thrilled” about the positive resolution, calling it “the best possible outcome… Apart from being able to take her home & let the visit proceed as planned.” Sugden was clear about her priorities once Edison gets home:
Continue reading at: http://www.advocate.com/politics/transgender/2014/02/12/trans-comic-avery-edison-transferred-womens-correctional-facility
National Post: Transgender woman Avery Edison finally moved to Ontario female jail after being locked in male-only facility
Torontoist: Trans Woman Sent to Men’s Prison
Toronto Sun: Transgender woman transferred from men’s prison