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-presidents | Professor Rod Morgan, His Hon John Samuels QC


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.

"Nowhere else is there the pool of board members’ experience complemented by expert advice." AMIMB member

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 proposals

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Latest news

11th March

Can IMB members contribute to meeting the mental health needs of people in custody? Read more...

11th March

The BBC asks "why has there been a surge in the number of Muslim prisoners?" Read more...

10th March

The prison and probation ombudsman has published a report on self-inflicted deaths in custody. Read more...

1st March

'Stolen Lives and Missed Opportunities: The deaths of young adults and children in prison' is new INQUEST report. Read more...