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Exclusive access as police investigate claims of abuse in a County Durham detention centre. Plus, a report on the fate of the crew of a condemned ship stranded on the Tyne, and should HMS Illustrious come home to retire in the north east?

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Mon 27 Jan 2014 19:30

Blog: Detention Centre had 'brutal regime'

Blog: Detention Centre had 'brutal regime'

On Inside Out we hear from men who as teenagers were either raped or sexually abused by two of their warders at Medomsley in County Durham.


Others claim they were physically abused from the moment they entered to the day they left.


They told us they could not report what was being done as they felt that nobody at the institution would believe them.


Read Chris Jackson's correspondent blog post.

Medomsley Detention Centre

Medomsley Detention Centre

Boys at a detention centre asked other inmates to break their legs in order to be moved elsewhere and escape being abused by staff, a former detainee has claimed.


Police reopened a 10-year-old investigation into abuse at a former County Durham detention centre last year when a former inmate said he was also abused. Since then the force said it has been contacted by more than 100 alleged victims.


Read the story in full on the BBC News website.


Watch the Inside Out video feature on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Jackson
Editor Jacqui Hodgson


  • Mon 27 Jan 2014 19:30