Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

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The following definitions should be of particular interest to judicial authorities: Adult – means both individuals legally classified as adults and juveniles treated as adults by court order, statute, or operation of law. Compact Administrator – means the…
Whether an offender granted a conditional pardon and moved to a secure treatment facility is eligible for transfer under the Compact
Whether offenders sentenced to home detention programs are eligible for transfer under the Compact
Whether a state can permit an offender to proceed to another state for multiple periods of time, never exceeding 45 consecutive days in any single occurrence
Whether a California statute classifying offenders as not subject to supervision or revocation are eligible for transfer under the Compact
Interpretation of physical harm and whether states can consider other criteria such as plea bargains in determining eligibility
Reporting Instructions – means the orders given to an offender by a sending or receiving state directing the offender to report to a designated person or place, at a specified date and time, in another state. Reporting instructions shall include place,…
Sex Offender – means an adult placed under, or made subject to, supervision as the result of the commission of a criminal offense and released to the community under the jurisdiction of courts, paroling authorities, corrections, or other criminal justice…
Travel Permit – means the written permission granted to an offender authorizing the offender to travel from one state to another.
Subsequent Receiving State – means a state to which an offender is transferred that is not the sending state or the original receiving state.
Temporary Travel Permit – means, for the purposes of Rule 3.108 (b), the written permission granted to an offender, whose supervision has been designated a “victim–sensitive” matter, to travel outside the supervising state for more than 24 hours but no…
Victim-Sensitive – means a designation made by the sending state in accordance with its definition of “crime victim” under the statutes governing the rights of crime victims in the sending state. The receiving state shall give notice of offender’s…
Abscond – means to be absent from the offender’s approved place of residence and employment; and failing to comply with reporting requirements;
Extradition – means the return of a fugitive to a state in which the offender is accused, or has been convicted of, committing a criminal offense, by order of the governor of the state to which the fugitive has fled to evade justice or escape prosecution…
Plan of Supervision – means the terms under which an offender will be supervised, including proposed residence, proposed employment or viable means of support and the terms and conditions of supervision.
Whether offenders subject to Washington’s “deferred prosecution” statute are eligible for transfer under the Compact
Individuals and sex offenders subject to lifetime supervision (CSL)
As used in these rules, unless the context clearly requires a different construction- Abscond – means to be absent from the offender’s approved place of residence and employment; and failing to comply with reporting requirements. Adult – means both…
Proposed new rules or amendments to the rules shall be adopted by majority vote of the members of the Interstate Commission in the following manner. (a) Proposed new rules and amendments to existing rules shall be submitted to the Interstate Commission…
The following key terms and their definitions supplement terms defined by the Compact. They should be of special interests to judicial authorities: Abscond means to be absent from the offender’s approved place of residence and employment; and failing to…
Transfers fall into one of two categories, (1) mandatory acceptance and (2) discretionary acceptance. The authority to place an offender outside the state rests exclusively with the sending state. See Rule 3.101. The offender has no constitutional right…
    The ICAOS specifically creates distinct rights for victims of crime and certain obligations on courts and supervising authorities with respect to those rights. While the Compact statute itself is general on the rights, the commission’s rules spell out…
The effect of a Washington statute that prohibits certain offenders from being under supervision
Whether a receiving state can make a determination of substantial compliance if an offender commits a crime in the receiving state during the period of investigation or has an outstanding warrant
Effect of New Jersey statute on acquitted persons by reason of insanity
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Discharge – means the final completion of the sentence that was imposed on an offender by the sending state.
Violent Crime – means any crime involving the unlawful exertion of physical force with the intent to cause injury or physical harm to a person; or an offense in which a person has incurred direct or threatened physical or psychological harm as defined by…
Detainer – means an order to hold an offender in custody.
Waiver – means the voluntary relinquishment, in writing, of a known constitutional right or other right, claim or privilege by an offender.
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