2010 Pennsylvania Code
Chapter 59 - Depositions and Witnesses
5974 - Summoning prisoner in this Commonwealth to testify in another state.

     § 5974.  Summoning prisoner in this Commonwealth to testify in
                another state.
        (a)  Certification.--A judge of a state court of record in
     another state, which by its laws has made provision for
     commanding persons confined in penal institutions within that
     state to attend and testify in this Commonwealth, may certify:
            (1)  that there is a criminal proceeding or investigation
        by a grand jury or a criminal action pending in the court;
            (2)  that a person who is confined in a penal institution
        in this Commonwealth may be a material witness in the
        proceeding, investigation or action; and
            (3)  that his presence will be required during a
        specified time.
        (b)  Hearing.--Upon presentation of the certificate to any
     court having jurisdiction over the person confined and upon
     notice to the Bureau of Correction, the court in this
     Commonwealth shall fix a time and place for a hearing and shall
     make an order, directed to the person having custody of the
     prisoner, requiring that the prisoner be produced before it at
     the hearing.
     (Oct. 5, 1980, P.L.693, No.142, eff. 60 days; Dec. 20, 1982,
     P.L.1409, No.326, eff. 60 days)

        References in Text.  The Bureau of Correction, referred to in
     subsec. (b), is now the Department of Corrections.

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