A coroner’s inquest into the death of teenager Ashley Smith, who strangled herself to death inside a women’s prison cell more than five years ago, is supposed to offer some answers, some closure, and a path forward from the shocking and shameful death.
A full decade after Smith entered the prison system as a 14-year-old troubled soul, Canada is finally asking why. Why a child diagnosed with mental illnesses was left to fend for herself for so long.
CBC News reports that Dr. John Carlisle, the presiding coroner, called the process "the best memorial we could give to Ashley."
What is sad is that it is the truth. This is the best we can offer Ashley Smith now. It is too lateRead More »from Ashley Smith inquest finally underway a decade after teen’s fatal incarceration