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Rule 3.109 - Waiver of extradition

(a) An offender applying for interstate supervision shall execute, at the time of application for transfer, a waiver of extradition from any state to which the offender may abscond while under supervision in the receiving state.

(b) States that are party to this compact waive all legal requirements to extradition of offenders who are fugitives from justice.

ICAOS Advisory Opinions

2-2005 [In seeking a compact transfer of supervision, the offender accepts that a sending state can retake them at anytime and that formal extradition hearings would not be required.]
3-2012 [Whether an offender whose supervision was never transferred under the Compact, and who subsequently absconds supervision, is subject to the terms of the Compact or the Extradition Clause of the U.S. Constitution.]

History: Adopted November 4, 2003, effective August 1, 2004.



Click terms below to reveal definitions used in this rule.

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. 

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 agencies, and who is required to request transfer of supervision under the provisions of the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision. 

Receiving State – means a state to which an offender requests transfer of supervision or is transferred.

Supervision – means the oversight exercised by authorities of a sending or receiving state over an offender for a period of time determined by a court or releasing authority, during which time the offender is required to report to or be monitored by supervising authorities, and to comply with regulations and conditions, other than monetary conditions, imposed on the offender at the time of the offender’s release to the community or during the period of supervision in the community.

Waiver – means the voluntary relinquishment, in writing, of a known constitutional right or other right, claim or privilege by an offender.