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.
Calls for an inquiry into the state of jails in England and Wales have intensified after a prisoner died and two others were injured in a stabbing. Jamal Mahmoud, a 21-year-old of Somali descent who had just become a father, was killed in the attack at HMP Pentonville on Tuesday and his family have hit […]
‘Time to listen− a joined up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children’ is a thematic inspection report published by Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Inspectorate of Probation. Key findings Although the pace of change is variable across areas inspected, there has been progress in the multi-agency response to […]
HM Inspectorate of Probation has published ‘An Inspection of Through the Gate Resettlement Services for Short-Term Prisoners’. The inspection report finds that the intentions of Transforming Rehabilitation, which meant to bring about a step change in rehabilitation by extending support from probation services to short-term prisoners who previously received no supervision on release, have not […]
Prisoners’ Education Trust has publish ‘Great Expectations: towards better learning outcomes for young people and young adults in custody’. The report looks at the educational opportunities for young people in custody. It makes ten recommendations, starting from the premise that custody should be a last resort and that further reductions to both young people and […]
The Howard League for Penal Reform is the world’s oldest penal reform charity. They are celebrating our 150th birthday throughout 2016. John Howard, as their namesake, is pivotal to the shape and nature of the charity through the years. Today, the Howard League for Penal Reform continues to campaign for change in the criminal justice system, […]
11th October – AMIMB AGM and Conference Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD We are a bit later than we had planned with these details but I really hope you will be able to join us for a very informative day. Tuesday 11 October 2016, 11am to 3.30pm Two Temple Place, London WC2R 3BD Coffee from […]