Ashley Smith should never have been behind bars let alone for three years. The Star provides an account of Ashley’s youth jail file that not only shows a tortured soul, but a system that is so broken that the only remedy has to be its obliteration.
It cannot be true that Ashley’s fate is the best we can do. If it is, then we’ve lost our way so completely as to be irredemably evil creatures. The report linked below is not for the faint of heart.