2010 Maryland Code
TITLE 8 - STATE AND LOCAL CORRECTIONAL SYSTEM - GENERALLY
Subtitle 4 - Interstate Agreement on Detainers and Related Matters
Section 8-405 - Agreement - Request for final disposition of untried indictment, information, or complaint.
§ 8-405. Agreement - Request for final disposition of untried indictment, information, or complaint.
(a) Notice of prisoner's place of imprisonment and request for final disposition.- Whenever a person has entered upon a term of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution of a party state, and whenever during the continuance of the term of imprisonment there is pending in any other party state any untried indictment, information, or complaint on the basis of which a detainer has been lodged against the prisoner, the prisoner shall be brought to trial within 180 days after the prisoner shall have caused to be delivered to the prosecuting officer and the appropriate court of the prosecuting officer's jurisdiction written notice of the place of the prisoner's imprisonment and the prisoner's request for a final disposition to be made of the indictment, information, or complaint; provided that for good cause shown in open court, the prisoner or the prisoner's counsel being present, the court having jurisdiction of the matter may grant any necessary or reasonable continuance. The request of the prisoner shall be accompanied by a certificate of the appropriate official having custody of the prisoner, stating the term of commitment under which the prisoner is being held, the time already served, the time remaining to be served on the sentence, the amount of good time earned, the time of parole eligibility of the prisoner, and any decisions of the state parole agency relating to the prisoner.
(b) To whom notice and request sent.- The written notice and request for final disposition required under subsection (a) of this section shall be given or sent by the prisoner to the warden, commissioner of corrections, or other official having custody of the prisoner, who shall promptly forward it together with the certificate to the appropriate prosecuting official and court by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested.
(c) Duty of person having custody of prisoner to provide information.- The warden, commissioner of corrections, or other official having custody of the prisoner shall promptly inform the prisoner of the source and contents of any detainer lodged against the prisoner and shall also inform the prisoner of the prisoner's right to make a request for final disposition of the indictment, information, or complaint on which the detainer is based.
(d) Scope of request for final disposition; duty of person having custody of prisoner to provide notice to prosecuting officers.- Any request for final disposition made by a prisoner under subsection (a) of this section shall operate as a request for final disposition of all untried indictments, informations, or complaints on the basis of which detainers have been lodged against the prisoner from the state to whose prosecuting official the request for final disposition is specifically directed. The warden, commissioner of corrections, or other official having custody of the prisoner shall forthwith notify all appropriate prosecuting officers and courts in the several jurisdictions within the state to which the prisoner's request for final disposition is being sent of the proceeding being initiated by the prisoner. Any notification sent under this subsection shall be accompanied by copies of the prisoner's written notice, request, and the certificate. If trial is not had on any indictment, information, or complaint contemplated hereby prior to the return of the prisoner to the original place of imprisonment, the indictment, information, or complaint shall not be of any further force or effect, and the court shall enter an order dismissing the same with prejudice.
(e) Request constitutes waiver of extradition and consent by prisoner to production of body.- Any request for final disposition made by a prisoner under subsection (a) of this section shall also be deemed to be a waiver of extradition with respect to any charge or proceeding contemplated thereby or included therein by reason of subsection (d) of this section, and a waiver of extradition to the receiving state to serve any sentence there imposed on the prisoner, after completion of the prisoner's term of imprisonment in the sending state. The request for final disposition shall also constitute a consent by the prisoner to the production of the prisoner's body in any court where the prisoner's presence may be required in order to effectuate the purposes of this Agreement and a further consent voluntarily to be returned to the original place of imprisonment in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement. Nothing in this subsection shall prevent the imposition of a concurrent sentence if otherwise permitted by law.
(f) Escape after execution of request for final disposition.- Escape from custody by the prisoner subsequent to the prisoner's execution of the request for final disposition described in subsection (a) of this section shall void the request.
[An. Code 1957, art. 27, § 616D; 1999, ch. 54, § 2.]
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