Compact Online Reference Encyclopedia (CORE)

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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…
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…
An offender who is otherwise eligible for transfer under Rule 3.101 may not be required to submit to psychological testing by the receiving state as a condition of acceptance of the transfer. Such “pre-acceptance” requirements imposed on otherwise…
Courts have generally upheld sex offender registration requirements for offenders whose supervision transfers under an interstate Compact so long as such registration requirements are not discriminatory. Thus, a receiving state may impose sex offender…
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 3 enhancement and 2 bug fixes were launched in ICOTS to address approved rule amendments.  Full list of the Rule Amendments and the updated Rules can be found on the ICAOS main website.  www.interstatecompact.org The…
Time allowed for investigation by receiving state, Rule 4.101 - Manner and degree of supervision.
Clarification of Rule 3.101-3(c)(1) regarding sex offenders living in the receiving state at the time of sentencing and of Rule 4.103 regarding imposition and enforcement of special conditions. 1. Whether a sending state is required to provide details of…
(a) Eligibility for Transfer—At the discretion of the sending state a sex offender shall be eligible for transfer to a receiving state under the Compact rules. A sex offender shall not be allowed to leave the sending state until the sending state’s…
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…
Guidance Concerning Out-of-State Travel for Sex Offenders Issue #1: Whether a receiving state’s compact administrator may prohibit an offender, whose supervision was transferred to the receiving state pursuant to ICAOS, from traveling outside of the…
Most states have their own list of codes they use to categorize offenses. To centralize all the criminal offenses record in ICOTS, each state must enter an offender's offense details using NCIC codes. Below is a complete list of all the NCIC offense…
ICOTS 17.0 code release is in production on February 29, 2012 and implements the development items described below: Case Closure Notice Reply In conjunction with approved amendment to Rule 4.112 (d) effective March 1, 2012, a due date for a Case Closure…
Rule 4.107 authorizes the collection of fees from offenders subject to the Compact. Pursuant to Rule 4.107(a), the sending state may impose a transfer application fee on an offender and according to Rule 4.107(b), the receiving state may impose a…
ICOTS 10.0 code release is in production on May 26, 2010 and implements the items described below: Manage Special Statuses The option to expire special status information such as sex offender, history of violence and victim sensitive is available to the…
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…
Description: This report lists all active compact cases in the receiving state (incoming) or sending state (outgoing). A compact case is considered active on an accepted transfer case with a transmitted notice of arrival in the receiving state. The…
The ICAOS was written to address problems and complaints with the ICPP. Chief among the problems and complaints were: Lack of state compliance with the terms and conditions of the ICPP; Enforceability of its rules given there was no enforcement mechanism…
At the request of a receiving state, Rule 5.102 requires the sending state to retake an offender convicted of a violent crime. A violent crime is qualified by one of the following four criteria: (1) any crime involving the unlawful exertion of physical…
Description: The report lists all active compact cases and their associated offense details in the receiving/sending state. Offense details include NCIC offense code, NCIC description and NCIC type. A compact case is considered active an accepted transfer…
Government officials sued in their individual capacity have what is known as qualified immunity from suits for damages to the extent that their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person…
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…
Description: This report lists cases in which an RFRI transmission date is within the specified date range. The RFRI sent date, RFRI reply transmit date and business days to transmit are included for each case. The report can be filtered on supervision…
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…
Although receiving states may not impose pre-acceptance requirements on offenders that would violate a state’s obligations under the Compact, the Compact and its rules would not prevent the receiving state from imposing post-acceptance testing…
(a) Application fee—A sending state may impose a fee for each transfer application prepared for an offender. (b) Supervision fee— A receiving state may impose a reasonable supervision fee on an offender whom the state accepts for supervision, which shall…
A receiving state shall supervise offenders consistent with the supervision of other similar offenders sentenced in the receiving state, including the use of incentives, corrective actions, graduated responses, and other supervision techniques.…
(a) A sending state is responsible for collecting all fines, family support, restitution, court costs, or other financial obligations imposed by the sending state on the offender. (b) Upon notice by the sending state that the offender is not complying…
According the Commission’s definition of “offender,” the Commission can regulate the full range of adult offenders. An adult offender does not have to be on a traditionally applied formal “probation” or “parole” status to qualify for transfer and…
Through its rules, the Commission allows an “expedited” option, which effectively allows the offender to transfer supervision on a “pending acceptance” basis. To qualify for expedited reporting instructions, the sending and receiving state must agree that…
Notwithstanding the authority of the sending and receiving state to impose conditions on an offender, several courts assert that certain conditions – such as banishment from a geographical area – are not appropriate because they interfere with the purpose…
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