Ashley Smith Video

Feds Playing 'Orwellian Game' With Solitary Confinement: Lawyer

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Canadian prison authorities have rejected core recommendations made by the Ashley Smith inquest a year ago but said they were still looking ...

'Ashley Died On The Floor. There Was No Help For Her'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The mother of a teenager who killed herself in her prison cell choked back tears as she recalled how years of segregation appeared to dimini...

Ashley Smith: The Need to Bear Witness

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Canada
Diane Weber Bederman

I have tried to avoid looking at pictures of the treatment of Ashley Smith from still photos to videos. But, it is wrong to look away for my own sake. It is wrong for any of us to look away for our own sake. . We need to see it so that we never let our government treat the mentally ill as "lesser than."

Inquest 'The Best Memorial' To Give To Ashley Smith

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The inquest into the death of a teenager who choked to death while prison guards videotaped the tragedy but did not intervene will serve as ...

Disturbing Ashley Smith Video Prompted Pep Memo To Guards

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - The head of Canada's federal prisons sought to boost morale among guards in the days after the release of disturbing surveillance videos sho...

Corrections Canada Drops Inquest Challenge

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada

Lawyers for Corrections Canada have told Ashley Smith's family they are dropping their challenge to the scope of an Ontario coroner's inquest into the...

Revealed: 'Dehumanizing' Videos Of Ashley Smith In Custody

CBC | Posted 12.31.2012 | Canada

Videos of teenager Ashley Smith taken in the months before she died in a prison cell show the teen was subjected to “degrading and dehumanizing” t...

Feds Don't Want 'Shocking' Video On Inquest Agenda

CBC | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada

The Ashley Smith prison death inquest resumes Wednesday in Toronto with arguments over what the probe should examine. Smith's family and ...

Battle Over 'Shocking' Cell Videos

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - A decision by federal prison authorities to ask the courts to stop release of prison videos of a disturbed teenager who died in her cell was...