Medomsley Detention Centre Update

24th April 2019

We are now instructed by over 400 former inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre. In total over 1600 former inmates have made reports to Durham Constabulary about the physical and sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of prison officers during the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. Five former prison officers of Medomsley Detention Centre have now […]

Funding for Representation at Inquests

Most people will never meet their local Coroner or indeed may have even heard of them. Perhaps you may have read a report in a local newspaper outlining the conclusion he or she reached following an investigation into the circumstances of someone’s death. Occasionally an investigation will receive more publicity when it involves multiple fatalities […]

Two more former Medomsley prison officers jailed

18th April 2019

Earlier this month we reported that three former prison officers of Medomsley Detention Centre were jailed after being found guilty of physically abusing inmates (link). The former officers were: Christopher Onslow: guilty of five counts of physical abuse and two counts of misconduct in a public office. Received an eight and a half year prison […]

Chronicle reports on missed opportunities in Medomsley abuse

17th April 2019

We are now instructed by over 400 former inmates of Medomsley Detention Centre. On top of this more than 1300 former inmates have also reported abuse – both physical and sexual. In recent weeks five former employees of Medomsley Detention Centre have been convicted and are in the process of being sentenced. It has become […]