New Information in Death of Juvenile at Circleville Juvenile Facility


New information has been released in the investigation of the 2020 death of a detained teenager in Pickaway County.

Officials say numerous policy violations were the cause of the death of 17-year-old Robert Wright at the Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility on August 31st, 2020.

Ryan Gies is Director of Ohio's Department of Youth Services and says staff members didn't properly make rounds to check on sleeping inmates that morning. He also said two staff members were seen sleeping on their shift. Gies added there was a delay in providing CPR to Wright after he was found unresponsive in his cell.

Wright was serving a juvenile sentence for sexual battery out of Hamilton County.