Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

Looking for information on a specific topic, training, rule, or process? Through one search here, you can find the information you need from ICAOS’ white papersadvisory opinions, bylaws, policies, Hearing Officer's Guidetraining modulesrules, helpdesk articles and the bench book. All results are cross-referenced with links to make navigation easy and intuitive.

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An offender against whom retaking procedures have been instituted by a sending or receiving state shall not be admitted to bail or other release conditions in any state. History: Adopted November 4, 2003, effective August 1, 2004; amended October 4, 2006…
(a) Acceptance, rejection or termination of supervision of an offender under this compact shall be made only with the involvement and concurrence of a state’s compact administrator or the compact administrator’s designated deputies. (b) All formal written…
Whether receiving states can denying reporting instructions based on an invalid plan of 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
To allow for additional activities or requests, rejections to transfer requests and/or denial of reporting instructions do not deactivate cases. The sending state must withdraw the case from the offender profile screen to remove the cases from the active…
About The activity history reports provide statistical and audit tools as well as provide an alternative to solely relying on emails for activity review or follow up.  These analysis tools can also measure impact of new procedures, policy or rule changes…
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…
The Commission adopted Rule 3.103 to address those offenders subject to probation who need to relocate to a state prior to acceptance and receiving reporting instructions. This rule allows an offender who is living in the receiving state at the time of…
    Training Bulletin 1-2021i - Reporting Instructions Processing for Living in Receiving State at the Time of Sentencing Effective February 2, 2021 Re: Rule 3.103 (a)(1) States are REQUIRED to adhere to timeframes in Rule 3.103, including sending the…
On Wednesday, June 27, 2018 two new enhancements were launched in ICOTS. One enhancement adds completely new functionality to ICOTS, while the other provides improved user experience.  This is the eighth and final enhancement release to take place during…
The Commission recognizes that the transfer of sex offenders is complex due to individual state laws regarding sex offender registries and various residency and employment restrictions. Rule 3.101-3 addresses these challenges in order to promote offender…
The rules of the Commission can have significant impact on the time between final disposition of a case and when the offender can actually move to another state. To the extent that an offender is eligible for transfer under the Compact, a court does not…
Compact Office Staff Training Last Updated April 26, 2021 These training tools and resources are specific to Compact Office Staff discussing how to operationalize the ICAOS rules when training stakeholders. Compact Staff Training-ICOTS email bounces-What…
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…
I. Authority The Executive Committee is vested with the power to act on behalf of the Interstate Commission during periods when the Interstate Commission is not in session. The Executive Committee oversees the day-to-day activities managed by the…
Principal among the provisions of the ICAOS are the waiver of formal extradition requirements for returning offenders who violate the terms and condition of their supervision. The ICAOS specifically provides that: The Compacting states recognize that…
As a general proposition, convicted persons enjoy no right to interstate travel or a constitutionally protected interest to supervision in another state. See Jones v. Helms, 452 U.S. 412, 418-20 (1981); Griffin v. Wisconsin, 483 U.S. 868, 874 (1987); U.S…
Whether offenders who seek to reside in federal housing are eligible for transfer under the Compact
Whether a receiving state can reject a transfer if there are warrants or pending charges in the receiving state
At the request of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision’s (“ICAOS”) Executive Committee, and following a roundtable discussion with various ICAOS stakeholders, the following legal analysis has been prepared to serve as a resource…
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 an undocumented immigrant is subject to the Compact
Clarification regarding sex offenders living in the receiving state at the time of sentencing and imposing/enforcing special conditions
Whether a receiving state can require relevant documents and return an offender that can no longer be safely supervised
Detainer – means an order to hold an offender in custody.
Rules governing retaking an offender under the compact of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision
An offender subject to retaking proceedings has no right to bail. Rule 5.111 specifically prohibits any court or paroling authority in any state to admit an offender to bail pending completion of the retaking process, individual state law to the contrary…
If the hearing officer determines that probable cause exists and the offender has committed the alleged violations, the receiving state may detain the offender in custody pending the outcome of decisions in the sending state. Within 15 business days of…
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