Medomsley Trial to begin in September

17th January 2018

Seven former officers of Medomsley Detention Centre in County Durham appeared at Teesside Crown Court on 16 January 2018. All the former prison officers are charged with misconduct in a public office and physical abuse with some officers also charged with sex offences. None of the Defendants entered pleas at Court. A further hearing is […]

Medomsley Officers appear in court

2nd January 2018

Medomsley Detention Centre operated near Consett, County Durham between 1960 and 1987 for 17-21 year old male detainees. A regime developed which was referred to as “short sharp shock” designed to keep offenders out of mainstream prisons. Unfortunately it was not long before allegations emerged of physical abuse and then allegations of sexual abuse committed […]