BOP Transfers and re-designations are a complex process. Many clients want to be transferred closer to home. Obtaining a transfer is not easy and requires the expertise of recently retired Bureau of Prisons staff who know the process and required steps.
Methods of Transfer
There are several methods of transfer. Even at initial designation, the self-surrender institution can be changed with a strategically written motion. There are other techniques that can be employed mid-sentence. Even a disciplinary transfer can work toward the inmate’s favor in some cases. An inmate’s chances for transfer can sometimes be greatly reduced by mistakes. Attorneys, inmates and family members sometimes make these mistakes that greatly reduce one’s chances for transfer.
- Transfers, also referred to as re-designations, are used to place inmates in different institutions.
- Typical reasons for transfers include
- Institution classification
- Nearer release
- Disciplinary / Close Supervision
- Medical /Psychological Treatment
- Temporary transfers
- Training Purposes / Program Participation
- Institution Hearing Program
- transfers from CCC’s
Requirements for Transfer
Inmates may be considered for a nearer release transfer (moves the inmate closer to their legal residence or release destination) only after serving 18 consecutive months of clear conduct in a general population.
Essentially these transfers are based on a change in circumstances from the inmate’s original designation, and proceeds in the same manner as the original designation process.
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