The Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) is a group of up to 15 local people who monitor the local Foreign Nationals prison, HMP Huntercombe, between Wallingford and Henley. Members are volunteers who are appointed by the Secretary of State to monitor fairness and decency in the prison. Members take applications (queries) from prisoners, write rota reports and meet the Governor on a monthly basis to ask questions and receive information.
The Board operates a rota system of two members per week on a two-week rota; members visit the prison about two or three times a week and are expected to attend monthly meetings at the prison. All prisons in the UK have an IMB; they all submit an annual report to the Minister of Justice which is freely available to the public. We welcome people of all ages/backgrounds but ethnic minorities are currently under-represented.