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.
Date: Friday 6th November Time: 10.45 am to 5pm Overview: On the day you will hear from the Controller, Director, staff and prisoners; have a tour of the prison – it is very large, currently holding around 1600 prisoners with 500 more due to arrive in the new year; and hear about prisoner-run resettlement and […]
Prisons will have to adjust to a rapidly ageing prison population, the Prisons and Probation ombudsman says in his annual report. The number of prisoners whose deaths were caused by natural causes increased by 15% to 155 in the year 2014-15. Ombudsman Nigel Newcomen says prisons will have to take on “care home and even […]
Michael Gove made a speech today that launched a review of edcuation in prisons. Below is the speech in full, taken from the Ministy of Justice website: “We have more than 80,000 adults in our custody. One of the most important things we can do once they are inside the prison walls is to make […]
Tuesday 13 October 2015 • 11am to 4pm (AMIMB AGM at 10.30) 2 Temple Place, Embankment, London WC2R 3BD Once again we are able to enjoy the unique surroundings of 2 Temple Place – a riverside neo-Gothic mansion, ‘a perfect gem of late Victorian art’. Download the full programme here Speakers It’s different in Scotland […]
The National Audit Office has published ‘A Short Guide to the Ministry of Justice’, which summarises what the Ministry does, how much it costs, recent and planned changes and what to look out for across its main business areas and services. The guide features easy to interpret infographics alongside more detailed information. Download it here
A former armed robber who helps direct youngsters away from a life of crime is being refused access to prisons. Trevor Hercules, who spent more than a decade behind bars, has been blocked by the Ministry of Justice from delivering talks to young offenders. The decision, made on the grounds that he failed a vetting […]