Cleveland Police have confirmed that almost 250 former inmates of HMP Kirklevington detention centre have come forward with allegations of abuse. There is an ongoing inquiry into the alleged abuse, Operation Magnolia, which has seen two men arrested earlier this year but who were released without charge. However, police have said the inquiry is ongoing into claims of physical and sexual abuse.
Ex inmates have questioned why the media have seemed to focus primarily on alleged abuse at Medomsley Detention Centre, when Kirklevington was “more feared”.
Kirklevington was a detention centre operated by the Home Office, now the Ministry of Justice, which housed boys aged 14-17 serving sentences of between three weeks and four months.
Kirklevington became an adult male resettlement prison in 1992.
Our specialist abuse solicitors at Simpson Millar are representing former inmates of Kirklevington in their compensation claims against the Ministry of Justice.
We advise anybody who may have been affected by abuse at Kirklevington or Medomsley Detention Centre to report the abuse to the police in order to assist with their ongoing investigations.
If you would like advice on any aspect, contact one of our specialist male or female solicitors in confidence by calling our Freephone helpline 0800 260 5002 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.