The Circleville facility had the second-highest rate of sexual assaults in the country.
(AP) A federal report on sexual assaults of incarcerated juveniles has prompted Ohio to send staff to its four juvenile corrections facilities to talk with youth and reiterate their options for reporting assaults and other concerns.
Incarcerated youth responded anonymously to a survey asking about forced sexual activity by other youth and facility employees. The U.S. Justice Department report put Ohio among states with the highest sexual-assault rates.
The Circleville facility had the second-highest rate in the country at about 30 percent.
The ``climate assessors'' being sent to that facility and three others will report back to a task force created by the governor in the wake of the federal report.
It comes months after a judge ended most court-ordered monitoring of Ohio's youth prison system.