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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






22.10.14 New Membership form

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 30th

Two companies to run more than half of privatised probation services

Eleven countries studied, one inescapable conclusion – the drug laws don’t work


Octobet 29th

Officers say public are in danger - so why won't MoJ publish its safety test?

HMP Wymott has significant reoffending risk, says prison watchdog

North Wales super-prison challenge must not be underestimated, warns HM Chief inspector

Women in prison will get help to maintain family links

High security prisoners offered academic course to learn about 'causes of crime"


October 28th

Prisons 'struggling' with increase in elderly inmates


October 27th

Dartmoor prison inmates being forced to share one-person cells due to overcrowding

Mental health units to be set up inside prisons

G4S and Serco pay out £100,000 in youth restraint claims

Six out of 10 prisoners freed from short jail sentences re-offend within a year


October 24th

Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty"

Hindley YOI likely to become adult prison