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Latest IMB Annual Reports published

The Ministry of Justice have published the IMB annual report for HMPs Altcourse and Ford View the entry for HMP Altcourse >> View the entry for HMP Ford >> View the full IMB Annual Report Database >> You are unauthorized to view this page.

IMB and HMPPS: New Memorandum of Understanding

A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the National Chairman of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) and HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS). This sets out the roles and shared responsibilities of both the IMB and the HMPPS establishment they monitor, allowing both parties to function as effectively as possible. View the IMB-HMPPS MOU […]

Government blamed amid ‘alarming rise’ in violence at Pentonville Prison

Government neglect has “directly contributed” to an “alarming rise” in violence and drugs at one of the country’s oldest and busiest jails, it is claimed. The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) at HMP Pentonville has called on Justice Secretary Robert Buckland and prisons minister Lucy Frazer to provide “adequate funds” so improvements can be made “as […]

HMP Warren Hill Monitors Annual Report

This is the Monitoring Board’s Press Release. The Monitoring Board, whose volunteer members made 204 visits to the prison during the year, reports that the prison’s success is the result of a clear sense of purpose, imaginative leadership and dedicated staff. Prisoners often told the monitors that Warren Hill is a lot safer, is more […]

HMP Altcourse Monitors publish their 2017/2018 annual report

  The Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Altcourse in Liverpool, has published its annual report today. DESCRIPTION OF THE PRISON HMP Altcourse is situated six miles north of Liverpool city centre and is set in an 80 acre site surrounded by woodlands. The prison was purpose-built in 1997 under the government’s Private Finance Initiative (PFI) […]

HMP Preston – No Mambulances Since January. Copy that?

The IMB at Preston report the prison has found an effective way to stop inmates getting their hands on psychoactive substances like Spice – by using a photocopier. Preston staff found the drugs were being smuggled into the jail via the prisoners’ mail, after the paper used to write the letters was soaked in the […]