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 >
Damaging staff shortages have led to prisoners having to spend much longer periods of time in their cells, leading to boredom and frustration with a resulting increase in disorder, self-harm and unpredictable behaviour. From the previous year, self-harm incidents have risen by 53%, assaults on staff 96% and violent incidents 65%. IMB Chair Tim Norman …
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Yarl’s Wood IMB reports on the dramatic increase in the number of detainees being sectioned and calls for indeterminate and unnecessary detention to be ended
The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Yarl’s Wood IRC publishes its annual report for 2017 today. The IMB’s main concern is the increase in the number of detainees being sectioned during the year which rose from 2 in 2016 to 14 in 2017. It recommends the imposition of a time-limit for immigration detention and calls …