Deputy warden faces 2nd day on inquest stand
TORONTO - It will be a second day on the stand at the Ashley Smith inquest for a former deputy warden.
Joanna Pauline will face cross-examination on exactly what she told guards about entering Smith's cell and the relationship with her boss.
Pauline has denied telling front-line staff to stay out of the cell as long as the teen was still breathing.
She did say the warden was concerned about how often guards were intervening with the troubled teen, who regularly tied ligatures around her neck.
She has also described a short-staffed Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ont., as under severe stress because of Smith's behaviour.
Smith was 19 when she choked herself to death at the prison six years ago.