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
(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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