IMB members are independent, unpaid and work an average of 3-4 visits 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 >
Nottingham Prison continues to face challenges of self-harm, illegal drugs, mental health problems and in providing a safe environment for prisoners and staff
The Board welcomes improvements from the very restricted regime which was in place last year and improvements in access for prisoners to phone calls. However, the Board is particularly concerned by: Inconsistencies in the application of rules and access to resources, which are unfair and destabilising because of the resentment they cause. The level of …
Giving an independent overview of the work of the prison and the opportunities available to prisoners, the Board comments in its report on a wide range of issues and particularly highlights: • The initial achievement of the Ministry of Justice and the Prison Service in establishing a new, purpose built and progressive establishment in North …
Read the report in full here.