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Rule 4.111 - Offenders returning to the sending state

(a) For an offender returning to the sending state, the receiving state shall request reporting instructions, unless the offender is under active criminal investigation or is charged with a subsequent felony or violent crime in the receiving state. The receiving state shall provide the sending state with the reason(s) for the offender’s return. The offender shall remain in the receiving state until receipt of reporting instructions.

(b) If the receiving state rejects the transfer request for an offender who has arrived in the receiving state with approved reporting instructions under Rules 3.101-1, 3.101-3, 3.103 or 3.106, the receiving state shall, upon submitting notice of rejection, submit a request for return reporting instructions within 7 business days, unless Rule 3.104 (b) or (c) applies or if the location of the offender is unknown, conduct activities pursuant to Rule 4.109-2.

(c) The sending state shall grant the request no later than 2 business days following receipt of the request for reporting instructions from the receiving state. The instructions shall direct the offender to return to the sending state within 15 business days from the date the request was received.

(d) The receiving state shall provide the offender reporting instructions and determine the offender’s intended departure date. If unable to locate the offender to provide the reporting instructions, the receiving state shall conduct activities pursuant to Rule 4.109-2.

(e) The receiving state retains authority to supervise the offender until the offender’s directed departure date or issuance of the sending state’s warrant. Upon departing, the receiving state shall notify the sending state as required in Rule 4.105 (a) and submit a case closure as required by Rule 4.112 (a)(5). The sending state shall notify the receiving state of the offender’s arrival or failure to arrive as required by Rule 4.105 (b) prior to validating the case closure notice.

(f) If the offender does not return to the sending state as ordered, the sending state shall issue a warrant no later than 15 business days following the offender’s failure to appear in the sending state.

History: Adopted November 4, 2003, effective August 1, 2004; amended October 26, 2004, effective day January 1, 2005; amended September 26, 2007, effective January 1, 2008; amended September 14, 2011, effective March 1, 2012; amended October 7, 2015, effective March 1, 2016; amended October 11, 2017, effective March 1, 2018; amended October 9, 2019, effective April 1, 2020; amended September 29, 2021, effective April 1, 2022



Click terms below to reveal definitions used in this rule.

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.

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, date, and time on which the offender is directed to report in the receiving state.

Sending State – means a state requesting the transfer of an offender, or which transfers supervision of an offender, under the terms of the Compact and its rules.

Shall – means that a state or other actor is required to perform an act, the nonperformance of which may result in the imposition of sanctions as permitted by the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, its by-laws and rules.

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 movement to the sending state as specified in Rules 3.108 and 3.108-1

Warrant – means a written order of the court or authorities of a sending or receiving state or other body of competent jurisdiction which is made on behalf of the state, or United States, issued pursuant to statute and/or rule and which commands law enforcement to arrest an offender. The warrant shall be entered in the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) Wanted Person File with a nationwide pick-up radius with no bond amount set.