2016 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 2a - Administration Of Civil And Criminal Justice
Section 2A:160-10 - Fugitives From Justice Found In This State; Arrest And Delivery To Demanding State; Person Charged With Murder In Demanding State And Imprisoned In This State For Term Less Than Life; Warrant Of Governor
2A:160-10. Fugitives from justice found in this state; arrest and delivery to demanding state; person charged with murder in demanding state and imprisoned in this state for term less than life; warrant of governor
Subject to the provisions of this article, the provisions of the constitution of the United States controlling, and any and all acts of congress enacted in pursuance thereof, it is the duty of the governor of this state to have arrested and delivered up to the executive authority of any other state of the United States any person charged in that state with treason, felony or other crime, who has fled from justice and is found in this state; provided, if the executive authority of any other state or district requests the extradition of any person charged in that state with murder, and that person is imprisoned in a penal institution or jail of this state for a term less than imprisonment for life, the governor of this state may deliver him or her up to the executive authority of the demanding state or district for the purpose of trial in said state or district; provided, however, that prior to the removal of the person from this state, the executive authority of the demanding state or district shall have agreed that the person so delivered up is to be returned immediately to this state, at the cost of the demanding state or district, to serve the balance of his or her term of imprisonment in the event of his or her acquittal in the demanding state, or in the event of his or her conviction in such state of manslaughter or any degree of murder the punishment for which is less than death or imprisonment for life.
The warrant of the governor of this state shall be sufficient authority to the keeper of the New Jersey state prison or officer of any other institution to surrender the person named therein and for whom extradition is sought.
L.1951 (1st SS), c.344.
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