POLITICS

Ashley Smith prison-death inquest expected to resume Oct. 31 after stay nixed

10/25/2012 04:00 EDT | Updated 12/24/2012 05:12 EST
TORONTO - With one court challenge out of the way, the inquest into the prison death of teenager Ashley Smith is now expected to carry on next week.

The government's failed attempt at stopping the inquest proceedings has angered Smith's family.

Their lawyer says Correctional Service Canada is out of control.

Prison officials don't want the public to see disturbing surveillance video of Smith's treatment before her choking death five years ago.

However, a Divisional Court judge rejected their bid for an emergency stay.

The coroner is expected to announce today that hearings will resume Oct. 31.