Category Archives: Prison

SO IRKED

So many things are aggravating me today. Mr. Harper, of course…. it sickens me that he (& others) couldn’t even be bothered to wait until the victims of the tragedy in Lac-Megantic were identified &/or recovered (funding cuts, don’t you know) before he … Continue reading

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Canada Day 2013

Had to go down to my accountant’s office this morning – Revenue Canada doesn’t seem to like me any more… last couple of years, they’ve found reasons to harass me…don’t know if that’s related to the fact that I’ve become … Continue reading

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An Amazing Learning Experience

Did she actually say that?  Yes… in fact, she did. Today’s witness was C. Ward, who was an acting manager at GVI during the time Ashley Smith spent there. We’ve heard from a number of other managers and people involved … Continue reading

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Please Stand By…

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Issues of Consent

“…because … it’s part of our practice”  (to give medication without consent) It has been a disturbing couple of  weeks at the Ashley Smith inquest. The witnesses have been nurses and a psychiatrist from Joliette, and the primary focus has been … Continue reading

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and again, we have technical difficulties

Honestly am getting SO freaking fed up with this! Once you have something working properly, it should not be so complicated to keep it working – don’t mess with it. The live stream of the inquest is something that we … Continue reading

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Still Watching the Ashley Smith Inquest….

…but have not, obviously, been writing as much about it lately. Partly that is just because I’ve been busy – end of semester, job search, and busy time of year for hubby’s business… but partly, I think, it is because … Continue reading

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Recommendations at the Ashley Smith Inquest

One of the key issues that most/all of those testifying at the Ashley Smith Inquest are being asked is about their recommendations … what alternatives might have saved Ashley Smith? Were there any alternatives to (not) maintaining her in segregation? … Continue reading

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How many more…?

And if they don’t wind up dead, does that mean we don’t have to care about their suffering? I was home watching the Ashley Smith inquest today.. hubby, though, was out killing bedbugs…and on his way back, happened to catch … Continue reading

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Inquest is not enough

While the inquest into Ashley Smith’s death while in the custody of CSC is important, it is, I believe, not enough. As Coralee Smith, Ashley’s mom, testified this week at the inquest, a broader inquiry is needed. The report by … Continue reading

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