HMP KIRKLEVINGTON DETENTION CENTRE
Also known as "OPERATION MAGNOLIA"
ALL CASES ACCEPTED ON A
'NO WIN, NO FEE' BASIS
FORMER INMATES OF HMP KIRKLEVINGTON DETENTION CENTRE URGED TO TAKE SWIFT ACTION ON HORRIFIC ABUSE ENDURED
McKeag and Co Solicitors is helping to settle claims for those who experienced physical and sexual abuse during their time at the HMP Kirklevington Detention Centre
HMP Kirklevington Detention Centre, based near Yarm, Teeside which is operated by the Ministry of Justice, formally known as Home Office was intended for 14 to 17-year-old boys sentenced to periods of time, ranging between 3 weeks and 4 months detention.
The treatment they endured was "short sharp shock" treatment.
There have been allegations of physical, sexual and mental abuse which date from the 1960s to 1990s, they are now being investigated by Cleveland Police. Anyone who was affected by any type of abuse during their detainment in HMP KIrklevington Detention Centre is urged to contact Cleveland Police by calling the 101 police service.
The force has reported Operation Magnolia has now heard from over 600 former inmates and we understand that a case file has been sent to the Crown Prosecution Service for consideration.
Cleveland Police said it has now arrested or interviewed under caution 17 men who worked at the centre between the 1960s and 1990s.
The men, aged between 50 and 90, have all been released under investigation whilst enquiries continue.
HMP Kirklevington Detention Centre has since been converted to a resettlement prison for adult male offenders since 1992.
What if it happened a while ago?
There are time limits for making a claim for compensation. Each case is considered on its own facts, so depending on circumstances, a claim may still be successful, despite being outside of the time limit. It is, however, important that a claim is pursued as soon as possible to avoid any time limit complications.
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