Practical Guide to monitoring prisons

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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 sections and questions within arise from the orders, instructions and other policies that regulated prisons in England and Wales in August 2010. Their purpose is to steer monitors towards the experience of a prisoner, towards the consequences of what a prison does or does not do.