IMB members are independent, unpaid and work an average of 2-3 days per month. Their role is to monitor the day-to-day life in their local prison or removal centre and ensure that proper standards of care and decency are maintained. To see a map of prison establishments use the Prison FinderRead more about us
Inside every prison, immigration removal centre and some short term holding facilities at airports, there is an Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) – a group of ordinary members of the public doing an extraordinary job.Learn more >
Contact: 07738 717265 Progress in achieving much-needed improvements to the accommodation at Heathrow Airport in which passengers are held for immigration purposes has been strongly criticised. Heathrow Airport Independent Monitoring Board (IMB), in its Annual Report, describes the delays as deplorable. Both Heathrow Airport Limited and the Home Office agreed in 2012 that the holding …
The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP/YOI Isis today publishes its 2014 Annual Report. The Board’s primary message is about the underuse of the prison’s training facilities as a result of the continuing shortage of prison officers. A restricted regime, severely limiting the time offenders can spend at work or in education, has been in place …
Congratulations to Amanda Williams, current IMB member and former Chair of the IMB Board at Brixton Prison, who became a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire, following the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Amanda received the award for services to prisoners.