Hawaii State Contact for International Prisoner Transfer
|Diane K. Taira
Supervising Deputy Attorney General
Public Safety, Hawaiian Home Lands and Housing Division
Department of the Attorney General, State of Hawaii
425 Queen Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
PH: (808) 587-2978
FX: (808) 586-1372
§353-16.5 Transfer of offenders under treaty; authority of governor.
If a treaty in effect between the United States and a foreign country provides for the transfer or exchange of convicted offenders to the country of which they are citizens or nationals, the governor may, on behalf of the State and subject to the terms of the treaty, authorize the director of public safety to consent to the transfer or exchange of offenders and take any other action necessary to initiate the participation of this State in the treaty.
The transfer shall occur only if the receiving foreign country is on an approved list published by Amnesty International concerning that country's treatment of prisoners at the time of transfer. If the receiving country is not on an approved list as noted, the prisoner must consent to the prisoner's transfer to the receiving foreign country.
[L 1987, c 53, §1 and c 338, §10; am L 1989, c 211, §8; gen ch 1992]