Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards

We’re the membership association for IMB members offering…

  • support and advice for IMB members
  • networking opportunities
  • bespoke training programme
  • IMB-focused news curation service
  • visits programme to places of detention
  • sharing of best practice amongst members
  • lobbying on the views and concerns of our membership
  • Independent Monitor – our journal, free to members

Whilst we work with others across the sector to further our objectives, we’re totally independent of any other body.

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By law, every prison and immigration removal centre must have an Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) – monitoring fair and humane treatment of people in prison and immigration detention.

Associate membership of AMIMB is open to anyone interested in the criminal justice system.