HMP Lindholme seeks volunteers

by | 11 July 2019 | Notice, Retford, Rotherham

HMP Lindholme is close to Hatfield Woodhouse and Doncaster, a Category C training prison, with around 1,000 prisoners. Members of the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) perform vital roles for ministers and the public, providing independent oversight of Lindholme. Members are unpaid but claim costs for travel and financial loss. Duties include; monitoring fairness and humanity, the range and adequacy of programmes, taking prisoner applications, raising concerns monthly with the Governor and reporting annually to the Minister. Could you be a board member?

Applicants must be at least 18 and live within 30 miles of Lindholme. Members welcome all who are interested and (strive) to achieve a balanced board. Applicants must possess the interest and time (roughly five days a month) to make a full contribution, which can include callouts to the prison at any time for incidents, so full training is given. Members are open minded, committed to diversity equality and human rights, able to challenge, with the ability to maintain confidentiality. They are good team players with a mature outlook on life, and have the willingness to take responsibility.

If you’re interested, application packs and details are available from, or call 020 333 43265, give your name and address and an application will be posted to you. Tours are arranged for you, then, it’s for you to make a decision as to whether you wish to continue the application.
Completed applications must be emailed to or to, IMB Secretariat, 9th Floor, Post Point 9.52, The Tower, 102 Petty France, London, SW1H 9AJ by the closing date, 29th April, quoting campaign reference (678/Lindholme/2018) on all correspondence/forms.