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.
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 […]
From the Chair Christopher Padfield AMIMB – the immediate future IMB needs a voice. We believe that without AMIMB this voice will not be heard., AMIMB intends to raise its voice, but needs the support of our members. An outline plan for the immediate future of AMIMB will be put up for discussion at the […]
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched a new £1.3m support programme led by victims of crime, and for victims of crime, to cut reoffending rates and help victims recover and move on with their lives. Londoners who have been affected by crime will have the chance to meet their offender if they wish, in […]
HM Inspectorate of Prisons has published a paper summarising the literature concerning the importance of prisoners maintaining relationships with the outside world and, in particular, with their family and friends. ‘Life in Prison: Contact with Families and Friends’ draws on evidence from recent inspections of adult prisons and survey data from inspection reports. It provides […]
The Ministry of Justice has published a summary of what happened to the prison population between 1993 and 2016 and the major factors contributing to the changes. This document is a summary of a set of PowerPoint slides which can be requested by email. The bulletin is produced and handled by the ministry’s analytical professionals […]