Interstate Compact for
Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision: Transferring supervised offenders across state boundaries
The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) was created to promote cooperation and coordination among the states and U.S. Territories in the transfer of supervised offenders across state boundaries. The ICAOS provides oversight and assistance in administering the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision, which was approved in 2002. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are signatories to the Compact. This Compact has the authority of federal law and supersedes any state law to the contrary. All state and federal courts and administrative bodies must abide by the rules of this Compact.
No court or paroling authority may authorize an offender to relocate before acceptance by the receiving state.
An offender on supervision who wishes to transfer their supervision to another state must first discuss their request with their officer. At the discretion of the officer, the officer will review the offender's plan to ensure it meets criteria for transfer as specified in the Compact rules, and verify that the offender is in compliance with all conditions of supervision. If the offender is in full compliance and the offender's plan meets criteria for transfer, the officer will have the offender sign the required forms and submit a transfer request through the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS). Upon review by the Florida Interstate Compact Office, the transfer request will then be submitted to the other state for investigation and a decision on acceptance or rejection.
All offenders placed on probation by the Court or released from prison to a post-release supervision program under the jurisdiction of the Florida Parole Commission may apply to have their supervision transferred, subject to the approval of their supervising officer or classification/release officer (for offenders pending release from prison directly to a plan out-of-state). Offenders on Community Control are not eligible for transfer under the Interstate Compact. An offender's plan for transfer of supervision under the Interstate Compact must meet the following criteria:
In addition, offenders who are members of the military deployed out of state, offenders living with family who are members of the military deployed out of state , offenders living with a family member transferred to another state by their full-time employer as a condition of maintaining employment, and offenders being transferred to another state by their full-time employer as a condition of maintaining employment are eligible for transfer of supervision as long as they meet the requirements for transfer as specified above and plan to reside with the deployed or transferred family member in the receiving state.
A misdemeanor offender whose sentence includes one year or more of supervision is eligible for transfer provided the instant offense includes one or more of the following:
Registration requirements vary from state to state.Florida registration requirements are as follows:
The transfer process usually takes forty-five (45) days from the date the request is received by the other state.
The Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision only governs the transfer of offenders between the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The Interstate Compact Office does not process such transfers.
Yes. An offender who does not qualify for reporting instructions or who has not been granted reporting instructions by the receiving state must remain in Florida until the receiving state notifies Florida of acceptance of the case and provides reporting instructions.
Yes. A receiving state shall supervise an offender transferred under the Interstate Compact in a manner determined by the receiving state and consistent with the supervision of other similar offenders sentenced in the receiving state.
As of January 2013, 7,002 other state offenders were being supervised in the State of Florida and 6,361 Florida offenders were being supervised out of state.
An offender placed on supervision in another state and supervised in Florida, will pay monthly cost of supervision in the amount of $103.72 if the offender obtained the services of a private attorney and $50.00 if the offender was provided the services of the public defender at the time of sentencing. Court orders from other states setting the cost of supervision rate or waiving cost of supervision do not apply to the Florida cost of supervision fees.
Florida Statute 949.07 Compact for the supervision of adult offenders.
(1) The compacting states to this interstate compact recognize that each state is responsible for the supervision of adult offenders in the community who are authorized pursuant to the bylaws and rules of this compact to travel across state lines both to and from each compacting state, in such a manner as to track the location of offenders, transfer supervision authority in an orderly and efficient manner, and, when necessary, return offenders to the originating jurisdictions. The compacting states also recognize that Congress, by enacting the "Crime Control Act," 4 U.S.C. s. 112, has authorized and encouraged compacts for cooperative efforts and mutual assistance in the prevention of crime.
Florida Department of Corrections
Rick Scott, Governor
Michael D. Crews, Secretary
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