Avery Edison, a transgender woman is being held in men’s jail over visa issue

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Toronto: A 25-year-old Avery Edison, citizen of the United Kingdom was detained at the Pearson International Airport on Monday. She has been moved to the Maplehurst

Correctional Complex in Milton, Ont. which is men-only facility.  She said she came to Toronto speak with lawyers about the visa infraction, but was detained at the airport. Canadian law states that where a person is detained or imprisoned depends on his or her genitals. Edison’s partner said she has been separated from the general population at Maplehurst but he is trying to get Edison shifted to a women’s facility.