My bf escaped from a ky state halfway house and went on the run to Tennessee he got arrested in TN. How long can they hold him without ky coming to get him before they let him go
Although Tennessee's extradition law has no time limit, federal law (18 U.S.C. § 3182) provides that, if the demanding state's agent does not appear to accept delivery “within thirty days from the time of the arrest, the prisoner may be discharged.” Tennessee is bound by the federal statute. However, any action by the prisoner to delay the process will toll the running of the 30-day period.
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