Ohio Teen Inmates Protest Lack Of Legal Aid

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Four teenage girls have accused Ohio officials of failing to provide them with lawyers after guards physically or sexually assaulted them while they were in a juvenile prison, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The allegations are part of a federal lawsuit that claims Ohio's Department of Youth Services routinely denies juveniles access to legal help. The accusations come a day after officials acknowledged that the Scioto Juvenile Correctional Facility - the state's juvenile prison for girls - is the subject of two independent investigations in response to claims of sexual assault, beatings, and improper medical care. "Defendants presently provide no . . .

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