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 >
The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Liverpool shares HMIP’s assessment of conditions at HMP Liverpool. The Board has raised our concerns about the unacceptable standard of accommodation and facilities on a number of occasions, including writing directly to the previous Prisons Minister. In our annual report for the year ending in December 2016, we highlighted …
Statement from the Chair of IMB Nottingham on the use of the new Urgent Notification Procedure in relation to HMP Nottingham
The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Nottingham shares the concerns of HM Inspector of Prisons and we welcome the use of the Urgent Notification Procedure. In its last Annual Report, the IMB raised concerns about safety, self-harm and the high levels of violence in the prison and has continued to do so since. We noted …
Read the report in full here.