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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




Training Visit to HMP Dovegate on the 1st May contact David Atkinson to book or you require more information.

Statistics Updated 7.3.14


AMIMB Members Only

Minutes of Executive Meetings for 2012




24th April

Grayling accused of obstructing prison sex inquiry


23th April

Brinsford young offender institution rated worst single jail by inspectors

Prisoners' human rights breached by overcrowded cells at HMP Elmley on Isle of Sheppey, Independent Monitoring Board report find


22nd April

Why prison isn't working for women

Gareth Myatt died 10 years ago, but prison restraint on children continues

Court closures spark fears of ‘justice deserts’ in rural areas

Jonathan Aitken calls for prison 'mentors' to tackle reoffending

Prison officer attacks rose 45% in two years – Labour

Staff at Leicester Prison are praised despite the building's age, overcrowding and budget cuts