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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 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


October 15th

Prison staff shortages approaching tipping point, says top governor


October 13th

Childrens' groups speak out against new borstall

Warehousing children in massive prisons is wrong


10th October

Wellingborough Prison to become overflow site says MP

Depressed prisoner found hanged in Lincoln prison


9th October

Second disturbance at HMP Swaleside on Isle of Sheppey just five days after guard was stabbed

Minister tells MP all is well at Lewes Prison despite claims over drug use and low staffing levels


8th October

Getting rid of the prisons inspector would just be shooting the messenger