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.
More than 5,000 offenders will be housed in new reform prisons by end of the year as part of largest reform programme since Victorian times. biggest shakeup of prisons since Victorian times begins, as first six reform prisons named, including one of Europe’s largest prisons, HMP Wandsworth freedoms for governors extended to all key aspects […]
Many women in jail sufferer from mental health problems, but with the prison system under pressure there are concerns some do not get the care they need. The BBC’s Elaine Dunkley has been to Holloway prison to find out more about life on the inside. Click here to watch the video Source: BBC News
The Justice Committee has published a report on prison safety, concluding that the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) must produce an action plan for improving prison safety, addressing the factors underlying the rises in violence, self-harm and suicide. The Committee recommends that the MoJ and NOMS together produce an action plan for […]
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 […]