The jury at the coroner's inquest into Ashley Smith's prison death has returned a verdict of homicide.
The verdict of homicide in an inquest setting is not one of legal responsibility, rather it's a finding that another person contributed to her death.
Smith, 19, of Moncton, N.B., choked herself to death six years ago while in segregation at a women's prison in Kitchener, Ont.
Guards were under orders by senior prison management not to rush into Smith's cell when she tied a ligature around her neck, which she did frequently.
The jury is also expected to make a number of recommendations on dealing with mentally ill inmates.
The five women jurors heard extensive evidence on the teen's treatment in federal custody.