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ICAOS 2011 Rule Amendment Presentation for Deputy Compact Administrators & Compact Office Staff

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“Warrant” Definition

  • “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.


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Impact of Warrant Definition

  • The word warrant has appeared in the interstate compact rules for years yet it has never been defined. This definition will help clarify and define what type of warrant must be issued when warrants are required under the interstate compact rules.


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Rule 5.101 AmendmentRetaking by the sending state

  • (B) Upon its determination to retake the offender, the sending state shall issue a warrant and, upon apprehension of the offender, file a detainer with the holding facility where the offender is in custody.


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Impact of 5.101 Amendment

  • Mandates that a warrant be issued to retake an offender once the determination is made to do so.

  • Also clarifies and reminds states to file a detainer if separate from the warrant

  • Does not remove the ability to order the return of an offender except where mandated to retake.


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Rule 5.102 AmendmentMandatory retaking for a new felony conviction

  • (a) Upon a request from the receiving state, a sending state shall retake an offender……upon the offender’s conviction for a new felony offense….

  • (b) When a sending state is required to retake an offender, the sending state shall issue a warrant and, upon apprehension of the offender, file a detainer with the holding facility where the offender is in custody.


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Impact of 5.102 Amendment

  • Removes the sending state’s ability to order the return of an offender under this rule and mandates that a warrant be issued to retake an offender

  • Also clarifies and reminds states to file a detainer if separate from the warrant


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New Rule 5.103-2Mandatory Retaking for violent offenders and violent crimes

  • (A) Upon a request from the receiving state, a sending state shall retake a violent offender who has committed a significant violation

  • (B) Upon a request from the receiving state, a sending state shall retake an offender who is convicted of a violent crime

  • (C) When a sending state is required to retake an offender, the sending state shall issue a warrant and, upon apprehension of the offender, file a detainer with the holding facility where the offender is in custody.


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Impact of New Rule 5.103-2

  • Under (A): A sending state is mandated to retake a “violent offender” by issuing a warrant if the receiving state requests it after notifying the sending state of the commission of a significant violation via a violation report


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Impact of New Rule 5.103-2

  • Under (B): A sending state is mandated to retake an “offender” by issuing a warrant if the receiving state requests it after notifying the sending state about a conviction for a “violent crime” via a violation report

  • Under (C): The warrant issued must meet the compact definition of warrant.


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“Violent Offender” and “Violent Crime” Definitions

  • “Violent Offender” means an offender under supervision for a violent crime.

  • “Violent Crime” means any crime involving the unlawful exertion of physical force with the intent to cause injury or physical harm to a person; OR an offense in which a person has incurred direct or threatened physical or psychological harm as defined by the criminal code of the state in which the crime occurred; OR the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime; OR any sex offense requiring registration


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Impact of New Definitions: During the Violation/Retaking Process

  • It will be the receiving state’s responsibility to demonstrate if an offender has been convicted of a new violent crime as defined by the compact.


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Impact of New Definitions: During the Transfer Request Process

  • If it is unclear whether the offender is under supervision for a violent crime:

    • The Training Committee recommends that receiving states request clarification during the investigation.

    • Consistent with Rule 3.104, Time allowed for investigation by the receiving state, requests for clarification will not be a basis to delay the reply to the transfer request.


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New Rule 5.103-2Mandatory Retaking for violent offenders and violent crimes

(A) Upon a request from the receiving state, a sending state shall retake a violent offender who has committed a significant violation

(B) Upon a request from the receiving state, a sending state shall retake an offender who is convicted of a violent crime

(C) When a sending state is required to retake an offender, the sending state shall issue a warrant and, upon apprehension of the offender, file a detainer with the holding facility where the offender is in custody.


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Violation ReportRule 4.109 Amendment

  • Language about the sending state’s responsibilities regarding absconders was struck in (c) (3) and (4). This language was revised and moved to new Rules 4.109-2 and 5.103-1.


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Impact of 4.109 Amendment

  • Creates a new absconder rule 4.109-2 that provides clarity to the receiving state’s responsibilities to report an absconder and creates new rule 5.103-1 that speaks specifically to the retaking process for absconders.


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New Rule 4.109-2Absconding Violation

  • (a) If there is reason to believe that an offender has absconded, the receiving state shall attempt to locate the offender. Such activities shall include, but are not limited to:

    • (1) Conducting a field contact at the last known place of residence;

    • (2) Contacting the last known place of employment; if applicable;

    • (3) Contacting known family members and collateral contacts.

      (b) If the offender is not located, the receiving state shall submit a VR pursuant to Rule 4.109(b)(9)


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Impact of New Rule 4.109-2

  • Sets and clarifies the responsibilities of the receiving state to determine that an offender absconded, prior to submitting a violation report

  • Refers the reader to rule 4.109 (b) (9) so that details are provided in the VR


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New Rule 5.103-1Mandatory retaking for offenders who abscond

  • (a) Upon receipt of an absconder violation report and case closure, the sending state shall issue a warrant and, upon apprehension of the offender, file a detainer with the holding facility where the offender is in custody.

  • (b) If an offender who has absconded is apprehended on a sending state’s warrant within the jurisdiction of the receiving state that issued the violation report and case closure, the receiving state shall, upon request by the sending state, conduct a probable cause hearing as provided in rule 5.108 (d) and (e) unless waived as provided in rule 5.108 (b).

  • (c) Upon a finding of probable cause the sending state shall retake the offender from the receiving state.

  • (d) If probable cause is not established, the receiving state shall resume supervision upon the request of the sending state.

  • (e) The sending state shall keep its warrant and detainer in place until the offender is retaken pursuant to paragraph (c) or supervision is resumed pursuant to paragraph (d).


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Impact of New Rule 5.103-1

  • Clarifies the following:

    • Sending state must issue a warrant and file a detainer for an absconder upon receipt of the VR and closure

    • Receiving state’s responsibilities for conducting a probable cause hearing after apprehension and if requested to hold one

    • Sending state’s responsibility to retake after finding of probable cause (if hearing was conducted)

    • Receiving state’s responsibilities for resuming supervision if a hearing was held and probable cause was not established

    • Sending states cannot dismiss or cancel their warrant until the offender is retaken to the sending state or supervision is resumed under paragraph (d)


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Transfer RequestRule 3.107 Amendment

  • (a) (2) A narrative description of the instant offense in sufficient detail to describe the circumstances;

  • (a) (8) pre-sentence investigation report, unless distribution is prohibited by law or it does not exist;

  • (a) (9) supervision history, unless it does not exist

  • (c) Additional documents, following acceptance, necessary for supervision in the receiving state….sending state shall provide within 30 calendar days from date of request


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Impact of 3.107 Amendment

  • The changes to 3.107 accomplish 4 things:

    1. Clarifies the need for a narrative description of the instant offense.

    2. Makes the inclusion of an existing pre-sentence report MANDATORY, unless distribution is prohibited by law.

    3. Stresses the requirement of the inclusion of an existing supervision history.

    4. Provides a deadline for the sending state to provide additional information when requested that will assist the receiving state in effective supervision of an accepted offender.


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Effective Date of all Amendments

  • March 1, 2011

  • Materials requiring update

    • Rule presentations

    • On Demand Modules

    • Bench book for Judges

    • ICAOS Rules

    • Training Bulletins (minor)

    • Audit Standards


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Rules Training

  • Technical & Training Assistance can be requested through Commissioner

  • Regular Webex sessions anticipated to resume February

    • Open registration


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Contact

  • Interstate Commission for

    Adult Offender Supervision

    PO Box 11910Lexington KY 40578-1910(859) 244-8008 Phone(859) 244-8001 Fax

  • Commission Website

    www.interstatecompact.org


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