Don't let Ashley Smith case happen again

Jul 28, 2008 Read more: Times-Transcript 7

In response to James Travers' column I wonder why there's such an outcry about this youth imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay while there are no comments concerning Ashley Smith, the teenager from Moncton who took her ...

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Dawn

Truro, Canada

#1 Sep 24, 2008
Allowing mentally ill inmates to reside in federal Prisons will result in the ultimate failure...death.

Please stop containing mentally ill inmates in prisons and stop blaiming front line staff when the system fails...SHAMR on CSC.
Melanie Middagh

Hamilton, Canada

#2 Aug 24, 2009
Doesn't surprise me, G.V.I. is negligent on many levels.
Ross livingston

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Jan 13, 2010
Having worked in the youth Justice system years ago and hearing how a young Ashley Smith was Isolated,tortured and finally watched kill herself
by federal guards is beyond any legal justificaton. I can state unequivocally that social services,the legal system,the mental health system and the corrections system have failed this young human being. I believe an independant inquiry must take place and criminal charges brought against all who perpetuated this horror
melanie middagh

Binbrook, Canada

#4 Oct 5, 2010
Agreed!
Melanie Middagh

Hamilton, Canada

#5 Feb 14, 2013
[kAllowing mentally ill inmates to reside in federal Prisons will result in the ultimate failure...death.
Please stop containing mentally ill inmates in prisons and stop blaiming front line staff when the system fails...SHAMR on CSC.[/You know what? Front line staffare responsible, they let her take her own life, they watched her die ,, they all have blood on their hands!QUOTE]
Mary

Toronto, Canada

#6 Mar 20, 2013
sunset

Finland

#7 Jun 5, 2014
So what is YOUR alternative proposal? How would YOU handle a case like that and what would YOU contribute? It's so easy to say, but when you for some reason are placed in a position of an achiever, there is some achievement to be made. I'm not saying all went like it should but maybe it was inevitable concerning resources and qualifications of personnel.

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