What we do
Independent Monitor publishes quarterly news, good practice, opinion and critique relevant to IMB work. Its scope extends from prisons to immigration detention and to some extent across related criminal justice issues.
Much of the business of prison monitors is to do with asking questions. There are well over 1,000 in this Guide, all designed to increase the effectiveness of AMIMB members. The Guide (updated 2010) presents a bank on which a Board can draw according to the needs of its particular establishment.
Charity Nepacs has produced a handy booklet and pocket guide to provide information and guidance for anyone working in health and social care so that they can better support children and families of prisoners. Nepacs is a long standing charity which works across the north east region to help support a positive future for prisoners […]
‘Preventing prison suicide: Staff perspectives’ is the fourth in a series of reports published jointly by the Howard League for Penal Reform and the Centre for Mental Health as part of a joint programme aimed at saving lives in prison. The report discusses the perspectives of staff working in prison, as well as those reviewing clinical care […]
Marie Waterman, the Voluntary Sector Co-ordinator at HMP Guys Marsh, speaks to Clinks about the benefit to the prison of her role in bringing voluntary services together and supporting their day to day work. She highlights five key ways prisons can benefit from having a Voluntary Sector Co-ordinator: A dialogue with the sector Information about […]
Drones are seen as an increasingly popular method for smuggling drugs and mobile phones into prisons, but having prison staff bring in contraband is also an effective route for prisoners. A conversation with a prison inmate about football led James Almond to break the law himself. The then prison worker was chatting about his favourite […]
The Griffins Society have published ‘Lost spaces: Is the current procedure for women prisoners to gain a place in a prison Mother and Baby Unit fair and accessible?’ The purpose of this study was to examine women prisoners’ experiences of the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) decision making processes. The research is based on semi-structured […]
The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is seeking information via a short survey to develop the New Futures Network (NFN). RSA has set up the NFN with the intention of it being a practical resource for prison leaders and those working in and around prisons as the reform agenda […]