18 U.S.C. § 3623 - U.S. Code - Unannotated Title 18. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 3623. Transfer of a prisoner to State authority

The Director of the Bureau of Prisons shall order that a prisoner who has been charged in an indictment or information with, or convicted of, a State felony, be transferred to an official detention facility within such State prior to his release from a Federal prison facility if--

(1)  the transfer has been requested by the Governor or other executive authority of the State;

(2)  the State has presented to the Director a certified copy of the indictment, information, or judgment of conviction;  and

(3)  the Director finds that the transfer would be in the public interest.

If more than one request is presented with respect to a prisoner, the Director shall determine which request should receive preference.  The expenses of such transfer shall be borne by the State requesting the transfer.


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