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Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) members are local people appointed by ministers to visit the prison or immigration removal centre or short-term holding facility in their area on a regular basis. They check that proper standards of care and decency are maintained and that people are treated fairly and humanely. IMB members are unpaid.

Our members are supported by The Secretariat who are based in London.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL BE RETURNING TO THE OFFICE FROM 7 SEPTEMBER 2021.

WHILE OUR OFFICE REMAINS CLOSED, WE CAN NOT RECEIVE POST. PLEASE SEND ALL WRITTEN COMMUNICATION VIA EMAIL at imb@justice.gov.uk

Our address is:

IMB Secretariat

Third Floor, Post Point 2

10 South Colonnade

London

E14 4PU

Prisoners’ friends and family

Family members should encourage their relative in prison or detention to make an application to the IMB if there are concerns about the way the prisoner or detainee is being treated, go to more information for friends and family members. If you have urgent concerns about a prisoner’s welfare, please contact the prison direct.

The Government information about coronavirus/COVID-19 for prisoners’ family and friends is here.

In case of urgent concerns about a detainee, please contact the centre direct.

Apply to join an IMB

If you would like to apply to join an IMB near you, go to our current vacancies page.

Existing IMB members

Contact IMB@justice.gov.uk or useful information is available to all members on the IMB members website