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 >
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HMIP have announced their decision to issue an Urgent Notification in relation to HMP Bedford, following concerns raised by an inspection. The IMB have also had significant concerns and the Board at HMP Bedford has issued the following statement: “The Bedford IMB is sad, but not surprised, that an Urgent Notice has been served. …
The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Woodhill is saddened that serious concerns over staff shortages and restricted regimes highlighted in the reports of 2014 and 2015, worsened in 2016/17, continued and deepened during this reporting year. All grades of staff and all areas of the prison were affected. In its annual report, the HMP …