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.
AMIMB Submission April 2016 Where we are coming from: From the point of view of AMIMB members and in summary, the deficiencies of the current apparatus, resulting from governance, leadership, management and structural deficits, are: general paralysis much of the time; it is never clear who is in charge; the only salaried staff are administrative […]
G4S has been fined at least 100 times for breaching its contracts to run prisons since 2010, according to data obtained by Labour. Andrew Selous, the prisons minister, revealed that almost £3m has been paid in fines since David Cameron came to power, after Labour made repeated requests to the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). The […]
HM Inspectorate of Probation is seeking people with detailed knowledge of their inspection topics to join their inspection teams. Candidates will be required for a period of up to 12 weeks over a six to nine month time frame to help plan, carry out and write up inspections. Guidance will be provided in inspection skills […]
The Home Office has published its ‘Modern crime prevention strategy: March 2016’, that builds on new research, techniques and technology to update the way we think about crime prevention. The strategy sets out the evidence on six drivers of crime: opportunity, character, effectiveness of the Criminal Justice System, profit, drugs, alcohol. It also sets out […]
Date: 5th October 2016 HMP Long Lartin is a dispersal prison within the High Security Estate situated in the Vale of Evesham. All but a handful of the prisoners held at Long Lartin are serving long sentences, some very long indeed. The training visit will be looking at how purposeful activity in the form of […]
“Whistle-blower Without a Whistle” Daisy Mallet, IMB Chair I have been a member of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for over three years. I’m not a ‘typical’ member in the sense that I’m nowhere near retirement age. I became a mature student and graduated four years ago with BSc (Hons) in Criminology. My first contact […]