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.
In this month’s edition… News Events Publications Funding Resources Blogs Extra information New ministers There have been changes to the ministerial team at the Department of Health following the general election. Jeremy Hunt MP remains as Secretary of State. Jackie Doyle-Price MP has been appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Care and Mental Health […]
Adfam has published a practitioner’s guide to supporting family members of people with drug or alcohol addictions. ‘Making It Happen’ brings together Adfam’s experience in family support, in consultation with family members, practitioners and commissioners around the country in a best practice guide aimed at commissioners and service managers. Find out more here
HM Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) has published its fifth edition of ‘Expectations’, the criteria against which they inspect prisons for men. This edition aims to bring Expectations up to date so that they can continue to fulfil their responsibility to deliver independent and objective assessments of outcomes for prisoners. Expectations is designed to promote treatment […]
HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Peter Clarke has published the 2016 to 2017 annual report on prisons. The report is based on 86 individual inspection reports on prisons, police custody suites, immigration removal centres and other custodial establishments. The report found the majority of prisons to be underperforming in terms of safety, and raised serious […]
Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service has updated its guidance on the assisted prison visits scheme. The Assisted Prison Visits Scheme provides a contribution towards prison visit costs for close relatives, partners or sole visitors, who are on a low income. The guidance includes details of how to apply, entitlements, and […]
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman has published its 2016 to 2017 annual report. The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman carries out independent investigations into deaths and complaints in custody. The report reviews the last year’s performance. It finds that the number of prison deaths linked to new psychoactive substances has reached 79 in the last four […]