Revamping The International Prisoner Transfer Program

Law360, New York (February 8, 2012, 1:12 PM EST) -- Treaties between the United States and 76 countries allow eligible foreign national inmates serving sentences in United States prisons to apply for transfer to a prison in their home country. Many attorneys and their foreign national clients are unfamiliar with the U.S. Department of Justice’s International Prisoner Transfer Program, commonly referred to as the “treaty transfer program.”

And that is one of several problems that the DOJ’s Office of the Inspector General has recommended the DOJ address. In a December 2011 comprehensive report,[1] the OIG made...
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