International Prisoner Transfer

This volume describes the procedures governing the transfer of sentenced foreign nationals from the United States to serve the remainder of their sentences in their native countries, and of United States nationals sentenced in foreign countries to serve the remainder of their sentences in the United States. It discusses the statutory and treaty framework regulating the transfer of sentenced persons to and from the United States, as well as the case law interpreting those statutes and treaties. Appendices contain United States statutes and regulations, U.S. Department of Justice Manual materials, and all treaties governing the transfer of prisoners to and from the United States.

Biographical Note

Mr. Abbell is the former Director of the United States Department of Justice Criminal Division's Office of International Affairs and served as the principal negotiator of numerous treaties on extradition, mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, and the transfer of sentenced persons. He also participated in the drafting of legislation and legislative reports relating to various international criminal law matters. Mr. Abbell has lectured and written extensively on the subject of international criminal law.