Now and again the subject of prisons etc come up in discussions. http://www.imb.gov.uk/ If you have a look at this website it will tell you of ordinary people who are members of Independent Monitoring Boards. You will find that you could apply to be appointed. You can also find annual reports of prisons, if you wish you can have a look at a report for a prison near you. You may be tempted to apply yourself. There are members at present whose age range is from 20 to 82. Intrigued?