2015 Indiana Code
TITLE 11. CORRECTIONS
ARTICLE 8. GENERAL PROVISIONS: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
CHAPTER 4. INTERSTATE CORRECTIONS COMPACT


Download as PDF IC 11-8-4 Chapter 4. Interstate Corrections Compact IC 11-8-4-1 Declaration of policy; purpose Sec. 1. The party states, desiring by common action fully to utilize and improve their institutional facilities and provide adequate programs for various types of offenders, declare that it is the policy of each of the party states to provide such facilities and programs on a basis of cooperation with one another, thereby serving the best interests of such offenders and of society and effecting economies in capital expenditures and operational costs. The purpose of this compact is to provide for the mutual development and execution of such programs of cooperation for the confinement, care, and training of offenders with the most economical use of human and material resources. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-2 Definitions Sec. 2. As used in this compact, unless the context clearly requires otherwise: "State" means a state of the United States; the United States of America; a territory or possession of the United States; the District of Columbia; or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. "Sending state" means a state party to this compact in which conviction or court commitment was had. "Receiving state" means a state party to this compact to which an inmate is sent for confinement other than a state in which conviction or court commitment was had. "Inmate" means a male or female offender who is committed, under sentence to or confined in a penal or correctional institution. "Institution" means a penal or correctional facility, including but not limited to, a facility for individuals with a mental illness in which inmates may lawfully be confined. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.99-2007, SEC.38. IC 11-8-4-3 Contracts with other states; contents Sec. 3. (a) The department may make one (1) or more contracts with any one (1) or more of the other party states for the confinement of inmates on behalf of a sending state in institutions situated within receiving states. Any such contract shall provide for: (1) Its duration. (2) Payments to be made to the receiving state by the sending state for inmate maintenance, extraordinary medical and dental expenses, and any participation in or receipt by inmates of Indiana Code 2015 correctional services, facilities, programs, or treatment not reasonably included as part of normal maintenance. (3) Participation in programs of inmate employment, if any; the disposition or crediting of any payments received by inmates on account thereof; and the crediting of proceeds from or disposal of any products resulting therefrom. (4) Delivery and retaking of inmates. (5) Such other matters as may be necessary and appropriate to fix the obligations, responsibilities, and rights of the sending and receiving states. (b) The terms and provisions of this compact shall be a part of any contract entered into by the authority of or pursuant thereto, and nothing in any such contract shall be inconsistent therewith. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-4 Contracts with other states; confinement in institution in territory of other party state; receiving state to act as agent for sending state Sec. 4. Whenever the duly constituted authorities in a state party to this compact, and which has entered into a contract pursuant to section 3 of this chapter, shall decide that confinement in, or transfer of an inmate to, an institution within the territory of another party state is necessary or desirable in order to provide adequate quarters and care or an appropriate correctional program, said officials may direct that the confinement be within an institution within the territory of said other party state, the receiving state to act in regard solely as agent for the sending state. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-5 Inspection of facilities; visiting inmates in institutions Sec. 5. The appropriate officials of any state party to this compact shall have access, at all reasonable times, to any institution in which it has a contractual right to confine inmates for the purpose of inspecting the facilities thereof and visiting such of its inmates as may be confined in the institution. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-6 Inmates subject to jurisdiction of sending state Sec. 6. Inmates confined in an institution pursuant to the terms of this compact shall at all times be subject to the jurisdiction of the sending state and may at any time be removed therefrom for transfer to a prison or other institution within the sending state, for transfer to another institution in which the sending state may have a contractual or other right to confine inmates, for release on probation or parole, for discharge, or for any other purpose permitted by the laws of the sending state; provided, that the sending state shall continue to be obligated to such payments as may be required pursuant to the terms Indiana Code 2015 of any contract entered into under the terms of section 3 of this chapter. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-7 Reports on inmates by receiving state; review Sec. 7. Each receiving state shall provide regular reports to each sending state on the inmates of that sending state in institutions pursuant to this compact including a conduct record of each inmate and certify said record to the official designated by the sending state, in order that each inmate may have official review of his or her record in determining and altering the disposition of said inmate in accordance with the law which may obtain in the sending state and in order that the same may be a source of information for the sending state. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-8 Humane treatment of inmates Sec. 8. All inmates who may be confined in an institution pursuant to the provisions of this compact shall be treated in a reasonable and humane manner and shall be treated equally with such similar inmates of the receiving state as may be confined in the same institution. The fact of confinement in a receiving state shall not deprive any inmate so confined of any legal rights which said inmate would have had if confined in an appropriate institution of the sending state. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-9 Hearings; facilities; governing law of sending state; records Sec. 9. Any hearing or hearings to which an inmate confined pursuant to this compact may be entitled by the laws of the sending state may be had before the appropriate authorities of the sending state, or of the receiving state if authorized by the sending state. The receiving state shall provide adequate facilities for such hearings as may be conducted by the appropriate officials of a sending state. In the event such hearing or hearings are had before officials of the receiving state, the governing law shall be that of the sending state and a record of the hearing or hearings as prescribed by the sending state shall be made. Said record together with any recommendations of the hearing officials shall be transmitted forthwith to the official or officials before whom the hearing would have been had if it had taken place in the sending state. In any and all proceedings had pursuant to the provisions of the section, the officials of the receiving state shall act solely as agents of the sending state and no final determination shall be made in any matter except by the appropriate officials of the sending state. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. Indiana Code 2015 IC 11-8-4-10 Place of release of inmate; cost of return Sec. 10. Any inmate confined pursuant to this compact shall be released within the territory of the sending state unless the inmate, and the sending and receiving states, shall agree upon release in some other place. The sending state shall bear the cost of such return to its territory. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-11 Inmates' benefits or obligations on account of actions or proceedings they could have participated in if confined in institutions of sending state Sec. 11. Any inmate confined pursuant to the terms of this compact shall have any and all rights to participate in and derive any benefits or incur or be relieved of any obligations or have such obligations modified or his status changed on account of any action or proceeding in which he could have participated if confined in any appropriate institution of the sending state located within such state. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-12 Rights of parent, guardian, trustee, or other persons Sec. 12. The parent, guardian, trustee, or other person or persons entitled under the laws of the sending state to act for, advise, or otherwise function with respect to any inmate shall not be deprived of or restricted in his exercise of any power in respect of any inmate confined pursuant to the terms of this compact. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-13 Finality of decisions of sending state in respect of any matter Sec. 13. Any decision of the sending state in respect of any matter over which it retains jurisdiction pursuant to this compact shall be conclusive upon and not reviewable within the receiving state, but if at the time the sending state seeks to remove an inmate from an institution in the receiving state there is pending against the inmate within such state any criminal offense, the inmate shall not be returned without the consent of the receiving state until discharged from prosecution or other form of proceeding, imprisonment, or detention for such offense. The duly accredited officers of the sending state shall be permitted to transport inmates pursuant to this compact through any and all states party to this compact without interference. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-14 Escape Sec. 14. An inmate who escapes from an institution in which he Indiana Code 2015 is confined pursuant to this compact shall be deemed a fugitive from the sending state and from the state in which the institution is situated. In the case of an escape to a jurisdiction other than the sending or receiving state, the responsibility for institution of extradition or rendition proceedings shall be that of the sending state, but nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent or affect the activities of officers and agencies of any jurisdiction directed toward the apprehension and return of an escapee. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-15 Federal aid Sec. 15. Any state party to this compact may accept federal aid for use in connection with any institution or program, the use of which is or may be affected by this compact or any contract pursuant hereto and any inmate in a receiving state pursuant to this compact may participate in any such federally aided program or activity for which the sending and receiving states have made contractual provision; provided, that if such program or activity is not part of the customary correctional regimen, the express consent of the appropriate official of the sending state shall be required therefor. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-16 Effective date Sec. 16. This compact shall enter into force and become effective and binding upon the states so acting when it has been enacted into law by any two (2) states. Thereafter, this compact shall enter into force and become effective and binding as to any other of said states upon similar action by such state. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-17 Withdrawal from compact Sec. 17. This compact shall continue in force and remain binding upon a party state until it shall have enacted a statute repealing the same and providing for the sending of formal written notice of withdrawal from the compact to the appropriate officials of all other party states. An actual withdrawal shall not take effect until one (1) year after the notices provided in said statute have been sent. Such withdrawal shall not relieve the withdrawing state from its obligations assumed hereunder prior to the effective date of withdrawal. Before the effective date of withdrawal a withdrawing state shall remove to its territory, at its own expense, such inmates as it may have confined pursuant to the provisions of this compact. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-18 Effect of compact on agreements or arrangements with nonparty Indiana Code 2015 state Sec. 18. Nothing contained in this compact shall be construed to abrogate or impair any agreement or other arrangement which this state may have with a nonparty state for the confinement, care, or training of inmates nor to repeal any other laws of this state authorizing the making of cooperative institutional arrangements. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-19 Construction; severability Sec. 19. The provisions of this compact shall be liberally construed and shall be severable. If any phrase, clause, sentence, or provision of this compact is declared to be contrary to the constitution of any participating state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this compact and the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance shall not be affected thereby. If this compact shall be held contrary to the constitution of any state participating therein, the compact shall remain in full force and effect as to the remaining states and in full force and effect as to the state affected as to all severable matters. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. IC 11-8-4-20 Authority of commissioner to carry out compact; delegation of authority Sec. 20. The commissioner is hereby authorized and directed to do all things necessary or incidental to the carrying out of this compact in every particular and he may in his discretion delegate this authority. As added by Acts 1979, P.L.120, SEC.1. Indiana Code 2015

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