Ashley Smith charged over 500 times for behaviour in jail, court hears

Toronto Star Online


It wasn’t what she did outside of prison but what took place within those walls that landed teen inmate Ashley Smith a death sentence, coroner’s court heard Tuesday.

An inquest into the young woman’s death inside a segregation cell at Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, where she tied a ligature around her neck and turned purple while staff watched on Oct. 19, 2007, has begun with an exploration of Smith’s life before she was federally incarcerated.

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