Thursday, November 03, 2005

Interstate Compact for Adult Offenders

On October 27, 2005, Governor Romney signed a law that enters Massachusetts into the Interstate Compact for Adult Offenders, c.121 of 2005. According to the Governor's Press Release, "the interstate compact sets strict guidelines to govern offenders’ eligibility for transfer to prevent them from crossing state lines without notice and supervision. Such eligibility will be at the discretion of the sending state, and receiving states will accept offenders only if they are in compliance with the terms of supervision in the sending state." The National Institute of Corrections has a comprehensive Guide for State Officials on the Compact. This and more available at Law About Sentencing.