Institutional transfers can take place for many reasons such as attending a program like RDAP, taking an educational program, for urgent medical reasons, as well as being sent to a prison close to your home when you are near release. Depending on the length of sentence, custody or security level and location of an inmate, a transfer can take as little as 90 days to be approved. Knowing how the steps request a transfer, and how to fight a denial of transfer, is the key to being moved in a timely manner.
Once an inmate’s been designated to a BOP facility after sentencing, the inmate must normally remain at that institution for 18 months prior to being eligible to transfer between Federal Prison facilities. With the BOP nothing is easy, and they use a complex process to determine eligibility in which they score the inmate based on their custody and security level, and whether or not the inmate has maintained clear conduct and stayed out of trouble. Inmate transfers are processed and approved or disapproved by the BOP Designation and Sentence Computation Center (DSCC) in Grand Prairie, Texas.
While the BOP strives to keep inmates within a 500 mile radius of their home, many times due to what the BOP calls “population pressures”, inmate may find themselves several hundreds of miles away. In some cases we may be able to help the inmate be transferred to another BOP facility.
The Bureau of Prisons current policy allows eligible inmates to transfer either by unescorted furlough or staff escorted transfer for the following reasons:
• Near Release
• Education Programs
• Custody Decreases
• Medical Care
Although we cannot and will not make decisions for clients, we do bring relevant information to their attention that their lawyers, or most likely their paralegal may have over-looked that could have serious implications regarding the amount of time they end of being sentenced to, or being hit monetary fines or restitution.
Call (855) 577-4766 and speak to a Prison Consultant now. Let us help you make educated decisions on your legal issues.