Offender Management Act 2007 Explanatory Notes

Section 26: Independent Monitoring Boards

117.Section 26 provides for the change of name from “Boards of Visitors” to “Independent Monitoring Boards” and replaces references to “Boards of Visitors” in the Prison Act 1952 with the title “Independent Monitoring Boards”. It also removes the requirement in section 6 of the Prison Act 1952 that at least two members of the Board must be magistrates.

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