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Quick Reference Guides

Court Officials' Guide
ICAOS Couts Officials' Guide

This guide supports court professionals implementing the supervision of individuals transferring through the Compact.

Topics addressed within the guide include:

  • Who transfers through the Compact;
  • How does a supervised individual apply for interstate transfer;
  • Are states obligated to accept interstate compact transfer requests;
  • Does transferring through the Compact change the terms of supervision;
  • Can individuals relocate without using the Compact;
  • How does the use of the Compact affect the use of extradition proceedings;
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Electronic Signature Guide
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This practice guide assists Compact offices in navigating procedures for electronic signatures.

Topics addressed within the guide include:

  • Background on legality of electronic signatures;
  • Responsibilities , procedures and best practices when utilizing electronic signatures; and
  • Validity of electronic witness signatures
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Extradition Officials Guide
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This guide supports extradition professionals managing the return of supervised individuals who transfer to another state through the Interstate Compact.

Topics addressed within the new guide include:

  • Who is subject to the Compact;
  • Differences between traditional extradition and Compact returns;
  • Reasons for a return under the Compact;
  • How retakings and returns are managed; and,
  • When and how to use each state’s Compact office.

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Jail Officials Guide
ICAOS Jail Officials Guide

This guide supports jail officials managing detention and disposition of individuals on interstate compact supervision.

Topics addressed within the new guide include:

  • Wh transfers through the Compact;
  • How does a supervised individual apply for an interstate transfer;
  • Why would a transferred individual be returned to the sentencing state;
  • What happens after a supervising state initiates retaking;
  • What are the holding requirements for the return of supervised individuals;
  • Who bears the incarceration cost for a Compact supervised individual;
  • Are there other implications of using the Compact;
  • How does the user of the Compact affect the use of extradition proceedings
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Parole Officials' Guide
ICAOS Parolae Officials' Guide

This guide offers parole officials useful information and practical insights for implementing the Compact.

Topics addressed within the guide include:

  • Who transfers through the Compact;
  • When may an individual begin the transfer application;
  • Why would a transferred individual be returned to the sentencing state;
  • What happens after the supervising state initiates behavior requiring retaking;
  • When does the 30 days allowed for retaking start or how is it calculated;
  • How does the use of the Compact affect the use of extradition proceedings;
  • Are there other implications of using Compact;
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