Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

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Rules governing retaking an offender under the compact of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
Sending State – means a state requesting the transfer of an offender, or which transfers supervision of an offender, under the terms of the Compact and its rules.
Warrant – means a written order of the court or authorities of a sending or receiving state or other body of competent jurisdiction which is made on behalf of the state, or United States, issued pursuant to statute and/or rule and which commands law…
Retaking – means the act of a sending state in physically removing an offender, or causing to have an offender removed, from a receiving state.
Whether officers can arrest and detain compact offenders for probation violations
The courts have defined the relationship between sending state and receiving state officials as an agency relationship. Courts recognize that in supervising out-of-state offenders the receiving state acts on behalf of and as an agent of the sending state…
As previously discussed, Rule 5.102 requires the sending state to retake an offender for a new felony or violent crime conviction after the offender’s release from incarceration for the new crime. This may result in a considerable amount of time between…
ICAOS Rules 4.111 and 5.103 also require sending states to issue nationwide arrest warrants for absconders who fail to return to the sending state in no less than fifteen (15) business days. Warrant requirements apply to offenders who fail to return to…
Whether an offender who has been arrested and released on bail for pending charges in the receiving state may be apprehended and detained for retaking by the sending state pending resolution of the new criminal charge
Whether a sending state can close interest in a case if the offender's status no longer qualifies under the definition of supervision
Whether a receiving state can require relevant documents and return an offender that can no longer be safely supervised
Whether sex offenders can travel out of state once they are transferred to a receiving state
Whether an undocumented immigrant is subject to the Compact
As previously noted, Article I of ICAOS authorizes officers of a sending state to enter a receiving state, or a state to which an offender has absconded, for purposes of retaking an offender. With limited exceptions, the decision to retake an offender…
This guide supports extradition professionals managing the return of supervised individuals who transfer to another state through the Interstate Compact. Topics addressed within the new guide include: Who is subject to the Compact; Differences between…
  Create a Training Account or Log In Go to ICAOS OnDemand Page. Create a training account or log in with your credentials.   IMPORTANT!  As of February 5, 2024, learners no longer register or login to the ICAOS main website to access training.  Create a…
On September 20, 2023, the Commission approved a Rule Amendment to Rule 5.108(f) effective March 1, 2024.  Commissioners, Deputy Compact Administrators and Compact Staff are invited to join a training session to recap the justification and practical…
View the demonstration of reviewing status of a Transfer Request and Transfer Reply from the Compact Cases activity table; this information is also viewable from the Action Items tab and Compact Workload
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