Correspondence with the new IMB National Chairman

By Mark Leech. Editor The Prisons Handook

Just over a month ago the the Secretary of State for Justice announced the appointment of Dame Anne Owers as the new (and 1st) National Chairman of Independent Monitoring Boards.

It was an appointment that I found deeply troubling, for reasons explained in my letters. I published my letter of concern to Anne Owers and she replied.

You can view the correspondence below.

  1. Letter: Mark Leech to Anne Owers. 9th November 2017
  2. Letter Anne Owers to Mark Leech. 20th November 2017
  3. Letter Mark Leech to Anne Owers. 23rd November 2017