Ashley Smith inquest resumes in Ontario

CBC reporter Jessica Doria-Brown is covering the Ontario coroner's inquest into the death of Moncton teen Ashley Smith in a women's prison.

Assistant warden of Grand Valley Institution will testify at coroner's inquest

An Ontario coroner’s inquest into the 2007 death of Moncton teenager Ashley Smith in a women’s prison resumed on Monday after a 10-week break.

Barry McGinnis, the former assistant warden of Kitchener's Grand Valley Institution, will testify on Tuesday.

Smith died in her cell at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont., while guards watched.

The 19-year-old would frequently tie ligatures around her neck. The inquest has heard officers were told not to intervene unless Smith stopped breathing.

The inquest will continue for several weeks as Corrections Canada managers from regional and national headquarters are called to testify.