Ashley Smith ‘could very easily have been me’ – Canada – CBC News

Tona Mills shudders as she thinks how close she came to killing herself inside a federal prison, all because of her mental illness.

The Nova Scotia woman finds it ominous that her story is almost identical to that of teenager Ashley Smith, who died in an Ontario prison more than five years ago and whose controversial death is now the subject of a major inquest.

Tona Mills has a tattoo on her right arm that means ‘survivor.’ (CBC)

Mills, now 40, has spent more than half her life in custody. It started with break-ins and unruly conduct, but most of her time was on charges she accumulated in prison.

via Ashley Smith ‘could very easily have been me’ – Canada – CBC News.

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