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Review: Thompson exposes prison brutality in new show's Toronto debut Special

Toronto - Judith Thompson's new solo show “Watching Glory Die” is a brutal, unsentimental tragedy of a teenage girl's mental and psychological decline in juvenile-detention centres. What it lacks in subtlety, it makes up for in honest, righteous passion.

Jurors tour cell where guards videotape prisoner's suicide

Kitchener - Jurors in a coroner's inquest hearing in Toronto received a tour of the prison cell where 19-year-old Ashley Smith died while prison guards stood by, watching and filming the incident.

Ashley Smith Inquest to start Monday in Toronto

In 2007 a young woman killed herself in an Ontario prison. Her death is now the subject of a coroner's inquest scheduled to begin in Toronto on Monday. Ashley Smith's death may help to prevent others who suffer from mental illness in the prison system.

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The prison cell where Ashley Smith committed suicide.
The prison cell where Ashley Smith committed suicide.
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