The Independent - Medomsley is just one of several youth detention centres where former inmates have reported sexual and physical abuse.
Three prison officers have been jailed for inflicting years of “brutality and violence” on children held at a youth detention centre.
Christopher Onslow, 73, John McGee, 75, and Kevin Blakely, 67, beat, punched and stamped on young boys while working at Medomsley Detention Centre throughout the 1970s and 1980s.
Detective Chief Superintendent Adrian Green, who led the investigation, said the trio “abused their position to cause immeasurable suffering and lifelong damage to their victims”.
We hope that their convictions and the sentences passed provide victims and survivors of abuse at Medomsley with some comfort and a feeling that justice has been served.
A judge sentencing the trio at Teesside Crown Court said that at the time they committed their crimes, “nobody wanted to hear” about the brutality.
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