Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

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The other circumstances in which a receiving state is mandated to accept supervision include the employment transfer of an offender and the employment transfer of a family member with whom the offender resides with to another state. Rule 3.101-1(a)(3) and…
Rule 3.101-1 addresses three categories of military individuals: (1) military personnel, (2) family members living with military personnel; and (3) veterans for medical or mental health services. Military Personnel are eligible for reporting instructions…
(a) At the discretion of the sending state, an offender shall be eligible for transfer of supervision to a receiving state under the compact, and the receiving state shall accept transfer for: Transfers of military members—An offender who is a member of…
Section 1. Immunity. The Commission, its Members, officers, executive director, and employees shall be immune from suit and liability, either personally or in their official capacity, for any claim for damage to or loss of property or personal injury or…
ICOTS 11.1.0 code release is in production on September 22, 2010 and implements the development items described below: Offender Phone Numbers The Phones tab within the offender profile provides options to manage contact information. Zip Codes City, county…
(a) Notification of travel permits - The receiving state shall notify the sending state prior to the issuance of a travel permit for an offender traveling to the sending state.  (b) This rule does not apply to offenders who are employed or attending…
ICOTS 9.1.0 code release is in production on March 1, 2010 and implements the development items described below: New Mandatory Reason for Transfer and Reporting Instructions for Employment Transfer of Offenders A new mandatory reason for transfer and…
Rejection of Transfers Based on Outstanding Warrants. "May a state reject a transfer request from an offender, who is a resident of that state and has verified employment, when there are warrants or pending charges in the receiving state?”
On Wednesday, May 8, 2019, three new enhancements and one bug fix were launched in ICOTS.  This is the third of several enhancement releases to take place during FY 2019. The description of the changes are as follows: 1.) Modify Check Boxes on the…
Offenders may be granted travel permits. A travel permit is the “written permission granted to an offender authorizing the offender to travel from one state to another.” See Rule 1.101. Rule 3.110 requires a receiving state to provide notification to a…
(a) Except as provided in sections (c) & (d), and subject to the exceptions in Rule 3.103 and 3.106, a sending state seeking to transfer supervision of an offender to another state shall submit a completed transfer request with all required…
Abscond – means to be absent from the offender’s approved place of residence and employment; and failing to comply with reporting requirements;
(a) If there is reasonable suspicion that an offender has absconded, the receiving state shall attempt to locate the offender. Such activities shall include, but are not limited to: Documenting communication attempts directly to the offender, including…
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.
I. Authority The Executive Committee is vested with the power to adopt a policy 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…
There is rarely any doubt in the case law that probation and parole officials are “persons” and that, in performing their duties, they are acting under “color of law” within the meaning of Section 1983. The law also allows suits against municipalities and…
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 three new user experience enhancements were launched in ICOTS. While some future enhancements around new functionality will require training and informational materials, these enhancements were requested to improve user…
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…
(a) A receiving state shall submit a progress report to the sending state within 30 calendar days of receiving a request. (b) A receiving state may initiate a progress report to document offender compliant or noncompliant behavior that does not require…
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. Objective and Application In addition to a state being required to complete remedial training or technical assistance (which may include a corrective action plan), alternative dispute resolution, or suspension/termination of membership in the compact,…
(a) A receiving state shall notify a sending state of an act or pattern of behavior requiring retaking within 30 calendar days of discovery or determination by submitting a violation report. (b) A violation report shall contain– offender’s name and…
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…
ICOTS Code Release 29.3.0 - Enhancements & Bug Fixes ICOTS 29.3 code release went into production on February 25, 2015 and implemented the development items described below: Notice of Failure to Arrive Upon selecting "Notice of Arrival"…
(a) The receiving state may close its supervision of an offender and cease supervision upon– The date of discharge indicated for the offender at the time of application for supervision unless informed of an earlier or later date by the sending state;…
On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, one new enhancement were launched in ICOTS.  This is the fourth and final of several enhancement releases that took place during FY 2019. The description of the changes are as follows: 1.) New Workflow Process for Return to…
Interstate Compacts are not new legal instruments. Compacts derive from the nation’s colonial past where states utilized agreements, similar to modern Compacts, to resolve intercolonial disputes, particularly boundary disputes. The colonies and crown…
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…
While the sending state has sole authority to determine the duration of supervision either by way of the court’s sentence of by paroling authorities, the receiving state retains discretion as to the type of supervision it will provide. Rule 4.101…
At the discretion of the sending state, an offender shall be eligible for transfer of supervision to a receiving state under the compact, and the receiving state shall accept transfer, if the offender: (a) has more than 90 calendar days or an indefinite…
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