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Welcome to the
Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards

An influential voice on issues concerning people in custody.

Patron The Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers
President Baroness Vivien Stern CBE Vice President Michael Watson MBE.


The Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB) is a nationally recognized body representing those who monitor the treatment and rehabilitation of adults and young people in prison, immigration removal centres, and other secure establishments.  The expertise and independence of the AMIMB are respected by the public, the government and the press, and by other public and voluntary bodies.

We are routinely consulted by government and other organisations when charges are proposed to the prison system, or when problems arise.  The AMIMB, through its members, provides independent, objective, concerned, evidence-based information views and proposal






17.10.14 Sex Offender Talk

17.10.14 Risk Assessment: treatment of sexual offenders

17.10.14 Child Sexual Abusers - rehabilitation or control?

24.9.14 Would you be interested in supplying information to Joanne Sawyer, Policy Adviser - Equality and Human Rights for Age UK if so read here Call for Human Rights Case Study

09.09.14 Nomination Form for 2014/2015



AMIMB Members Only

Minutes of Executive Meetings for 2012




October 21st

Peers call for release of IPP prisoners

Rise in prison suicides blamed on staff shortages as inmate numbers grow

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Annual Report 2013/14

Prison whistleblowers in England and Wales being threatened with dismissal


October 20th

Inmate suicide figures expose human toll of prison crisis

Building a super-prison for children is a terrible idea

Prisons shame Britain and are not fit for purpose

Charity warns officer cuts leave prison system "in crisis"


October 17th

Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail


October 16th

Innocent victims: Life for children with mothers behind bars

Jail Mail is a national newspaper with a difference – it's only available in prison

“Can I ask you a few questions?” – High Down prison hands inmates phones in market research call centre