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What to Expect After Transfer Approval

For individuals with an approved transfer, the following questions and answers may be helpful.

What to Expect After Transfer Approval

  • Your sending state supervising officer should provide you with a definitive date for when travel is allowed. DO NOT travel to your destination in the receiving state until you have contacted your supervising officer to ensure that permission has been granted by both states. See Rule 3.102.
  • To facilitate notifications of departure and arrival, it is necessary to provide proof of your mode of transportation; however, some state laws and policies may require additional information. Please consult with your supervising officer or institutional case manager.
  • Consult with your receiving state supervising officer first. In general, a justice-involved individual may return to the sending state if they are not under an active criminal investigation or have been charged with a subsequent criminal offense. See Rule 4.111.
  • Yes. According to the ICAOS Rules, receiving states must supervise transferred cases in the same way justice-involved individuals sentenced in that state are, including using incentives, corrective actions, graduated responses, and other supervision techniques. As stated in the Application for Transfer, relocation includes an agreement to conditions imposed by both a sending and a receiving state. See Rule 4.101 and 4.103 (a).
  • Because individual situations, behavior, and supervision techniques used by a receiving state to address non-compliance vary, it is difficult to generalize when a justice-involved individual's behavior necessitates retaking or returning to the original sending state. Sending states have the discretion to retake at any time since they retain jurisdiction over the justice-involved individual. Receiving states may require a return if noncompliance has occurred and all options for addressing that behavior have been exhausted.   
  • If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of others please contact local law enforcement.
  • Only states may raise issues with another state. Individuals do not have a private right of action. Justice-involved individuals are encouraged to work directly with state Compact offices, particularly their sending state. You may click HERE to search for your sending state’s office. 

The following links provide information about the compact and how to navigate the interstate transfer process.