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Five years on, still no accountability for teen's prison death, mom says

TORONTO – The mother of a teenager who strangled herself in prison says no one has been held accountable for the death.

Testifying today at a Toronto inquest, Coralee Smith says nothing has changed for inmates.

She says everyone in the system knew how desperate her daughter was, yet they did not help.

Ashley Smith choked herself to death in her segregation cell in Kitchener, Ont., in October 2007.

Guards, who were under orders not to intervene, simply watched.

Her mom says the 19-year-old should not have been in prison in the first place.

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