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Moncton teenager Ashley Smith died in prison in 2007.

A prison official testifying at the inquiry into Ashley Smith’s death says there have been improvements at the Correctional Service of Canada to deal with tough cases.

Kelley Blanchette is the director general with the Women Offenders Sector and is one of the last witnesses to testify at the coroner's inquest looking into Smith's death.    

The Moncton teen died in prison in 2007 after tying a ligature around her neck.

Blanchette started in her position in 2008. She said as of this week, there are six female inmates in segregation out of the 600 in the federal system.