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Key dates in the Ashley Smith case

December 19, 2013 - 9:37 AM

TORONTO - The inquest into the death of Ashley Smith, 19, in her cell at the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont., in October 2007, has wrapped up. Some key dates:

Oct. 31, 2006: Smith, 18, moves from provincial youth custody in New Brunswick to the federal adult Nova Institution in Truro, N.S.

Dec. 20, 2006: Admitted to the Regional Psychiatric Centre, Saskatoon.

April 12, 2007: Transferred from RPC to Pinel Institute psychiatric hospital in Montreal.

May 10, 2007: Moved to Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont.

June 11, 2007: Sent to St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital in St. Thomas, Ont.

June 19, 2007: Sent back to Grand Valley Institution.

June 27, 2007: Transferred to Joliette Institution for Women in Joliette, Que.

July 26, 2007: Transferred again to Nova.

Aug. 24, 2007: Sent to Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth, N.S.

Aug. 27, 2007: Sent back to Nova.

Aug. 31, 2007: Transferred again to Grand Valley Institution.

Oct. 19, 2007: Smith, 19, chokes to death in her segregation cell at Grand Valley.

May 16, 2011: First inquest under Dr. Bonita Porter starts but collapses after six hearing days.

Nov. 1, 2012: After Smith prison surveillance video screened, Prime Minister Stephen Harper calls conduct of prison authorities "completely unacceptable."

Jan. 14, 2013: Second inquest under Dr. John Carlisle begins hearing evidence.

Dec. 2, 2013: Dr. Carlisle charges jury. Jurors begin deliberations.

Dec. 19, 2013: Jury returns homicide verdict. Makes 104 recommendations.

SOURCE: Inquest Exhibit #3, The Canadian Press

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