Countries Having a Prisoner Transfer Relationship with the United States
|I. Bilateral Treaties and Transfer Agreements*|
Republic of Palau
|II. Participants in the Council of Europe Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (COE Convention)|
|III. Participants in the Inter-American Convention on Serving Criminal Sentences Abroad (OAS Convention)|
*/ Some of these countries are also parties to multilateral prisoner transfer conventions to which the United States is a signatory. For example, Mexico, France, Canada, Bolivia, Panama, and Turkey are signatories to the COE Convention. Mexico, France and Bolivia prefer proceeding under the bilateral treaty; Panama prefers proceeding under the COE Convention; and the United States prefers proceeding with Turkey under the COE Convention. Canada, Mexico, and Panama are also signatories to the OAS Convention. Mexico prefers proceeding under the bilateral treaty. Costa Rica is signatory to the COE Convention and the OAS Convention. Although Costa Rica does not have a treaty preference, the United States processes its prisoner transfer requests pursuant to the COE Convention unless Costa Rica or the prisoner requests otherwise.
**/ Includes the Netherlands Antilles (Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Eustatius, Saba and Sint Maarten) and Aruba.
***/ Includes British territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ducie and Oeno Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Henderson Island, Isle of Man, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in the Island of Cyprus, and St. Helena, Ascencion and Tristan da Cunha (formerly St. Helena Dependencies).