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Ashley Smith CBC  and CBC Fifth Estate Report
How does a girl who snuck granola bars from her home to feed a homeless man, collected beach rocks and devoured the first five Harry Potter novels end up dead on the floor of a federal prison at age 19?

Since Ashley Smith strangled herself with a piece of cloth the morning of Friday, Oct. 19, 2007, in a segregation cell while seven Correctional Officers at the Kitchener Ontario Grand Valley Institution for Women – who were ordered to not intervene – watched, government reports have tried to address this question.

Please click on the following link to watch the entire The Fifth Estate program:
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2009-2010/out_of_control/

A follow up account into the tragic death of Ashley Smith, "Behind the Wall" by the Fifth Estate. Click on the following link to watch the program. Please note: some of the video is quite graphic and may be disturbing to some viewers.

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/2010-2011/behindthewall/

Ashley Smith Inquest

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/01/14/ashley-smith-coroner-inquest-begins.html?cmp=rss

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