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 Secretary of State for Justice has appointed Dame Anne Owers as the first National Chair of Independent Monitoring Boards. Dame Anne is a former Chief Inspector of Prisons and Chair of a review of prisons in Northern Ireland, amongst many other senior roles. Her appointment represents a significant milestone for IMBs in strengthening their …
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