Category Archives: Kinew James

CSC Response to Ashley Smith Inquest Recommendations

So, the Federal cons and CSC have rejected key recommendations from the Ashley Smith inquest jury….. anyone surprised? Anyone? I thought not. It was clear throughout the Inquest that there was little motivation on their part to change anything – and, … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Smith, Canada, Health Care, Inquiry, Kinew James, Prison, Violence against women | Leave a comment

Ashley Smith death ruled a HOMICIDE

this inquest jury is awesome. SO glad they were not swayed by the arguments against. Ashley Smith’s death was indeed a homicide. No, no one actually tied the ligature around her neck. But they did kill her. They = not … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Smith, Canada, Inquiry, Kinew James, Politics, Prison, Violence against women | Leave a comment

Resource Issues

Commissioner Don Head testified at the Ashley Smith inquest today. He kept going back to resource issues and his budget. He actually said, at one point, “my money” …. as in, he has limited resources and he has to decide … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Smith, Canada, Kinew James, Politics, Prison, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Wait?

Both the Toronto Star and the Globe & Mail have posted editorials arguing that, as per the Office of the Correctional Investigator report Risky Business which I wrote about in my last post, mentally ill inmates should be provided the … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Issues, Ashley Smith, Canada, Inquiry, Kinew James, Ontario, Prison | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Risky Business

I read Risky Business: An Investigation of the Treatment and Management of Chronic Self-Injury Among Federally Sentenced Women after watching Cindy Berry’s testimony at the inquest today … *sigh*  SO freaking depressing. We’ve heard from several Corrections Officers over the course of the … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal Issues, Ashley Smith, Canada, Inquiry, Kinew James, Prison, Violence against women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ashley Smith Inquest Resumes

Well, the summer is over, school is back in session, and as of tomorrow, 9-Sep, the Ashley Smith Inquest will resume again. Time to clear my side table and swipe my laptop back from hubby (I work on my desktop, … Continue reading

Posted in Ashley Smith, Canada, Inquiry, Kinew James, Politics, Prison | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Aboriginal Issues, Ashley Smith, Attawapiskat, Canada, Idle no More, Kinew James, Politics, Prison, Victoria Harbour | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Ashley Smith, Canada, Inquiry, Kinew James, Prison, Violence against women | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Ashley Smith, Kinew James, Politics, Prison, Violence against women | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Ashley Smith, Canada, Inquiry, Kinew James, Prison, Violence against women | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment