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The Fifth Estate Behind the Wall

With guards watching and a video camera rolling, Ashley Smith slowly choked herself to death in a federal prison on October 19, 2007. How could this tragic turn of events have happened? And what does it tell us about the way mentally ill inmates are treated in a prison system that was once the envy of the world? This Fifth Estate documentary ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:25
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 08/27/2014

Enquête Tant qu'elle respire : suicide d'Ashley Smith en prison

Ashley Smith avait 19 ans lorsqu’elle s’est donné la mort, en octobre 2007, dans une prison de Kitchener, en Ontario, en s’étranglant avec une lanière de tissu. La scène, qui s’est déroulée sous les yeux de ses gardiens, a été filmée. Ce décès a fait les manchettes dans tout le pays, et a été l’objet de critiques cinglantes de la ...
  • 2010
  • 00:22:28
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Out of Control

Ashley Smith was a troubled 19-year-old when she choked herself to death at Ontario's Grand Valley Institution for Women. Her death made national headlines and led to a scathing report by Canada’s federal prison ombudsman. Incarceration for Ashley began at a youth detention centre in New Brunswick. Her crime: she had tossed crabapples at a mailman. Her one-month sentence stretched ...
  • 2010
  • 00:42:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013