Title 42, Chapter 9, Section 71
The Governor of this state is authorized and directed to execute a
compact on behalf of the State of Georgia with any of the United
States legally joining therein in the form substantially as follows:
Entered into by and among the contracting States, signatories
hereto, with the consent of the Congress of the United States of
America, granted by an Act entitled "An act granting the consent of
Congress to any two or more States to enter into agreements or
compacts for cooperative effort and mutual assistance in the
prevention of crime and for other purposes."
The contracting States solemnly agree:
(1) That it shall be competent for the duly constituted judicial and
administrative authorities of a State party to this compact (herein
called "sending State"), to permit any person convicted of an
offense within such State and placed on probation or released on
parole to reside in any other State party to this compact (herein
called "receiving State"), while on probation or parole, if
(a) Such person is in fact a resident of or has his family residing
within the receiving State and can obtain employment there;
(b) Though not a resident of the receiving State and not having his
family residing there, the receiving State consents to such person
being sent there.
Before granting such permission, opportunity shall be granted to the
receiving State to investigate the home and prospective employment
of such person.
(1) A resident of the receiving State, within the meaning of this
section, is one who has been an actual inhabitant of such State
continuously for more than one year prior to his coming to the
sending State and has not resided within the sending State more than
six continuous months immediately preceding the commission of the
offense for which he has been convicted.
(2) That each receiving State will assume the duties of visitation
of and supervision over probationers or parolees of any sending
State and in the exercise of those duties will be governed by the
same standards that prevail for its own probationers and parolees.
(3) That duly accredited officers of a sending State may at all
times enter a receiving State and there apprehend and retake any
person on probation or parole. For that purpose no formalities will
be required other than establishing the authority of the officer and
the identity of the person to be retaken. All legal requirements to
obtain extradition of fugitives from justice are hereby expressly
waived on the part of States party hereto, as to such persons. The
decision of the sending State to retake a person on probation or
parole shall be conclusive upon and not reviewable within the
receiving State: Provided, however, that if at the time when a State
seeks to retake a probationer or parolee there should be pending
against him within the receiving State any criminal charge, or he
should be suspected of having committed within such State a criminal
offense, he shall not be retaken without the consent of the
receiving State until discharged from prosecution or from
imprisonment for such offense.
(4) That the duly accredited officers of the sending State will be
permitted to transport prisoners being retaken through any and all
States parties to this compact, without interference.
(5) That the Governor of each State may designate an officer who,
acting jointly with like officers of other contracting States, if
and when appointed, shall promulgate such rules and regulations as
may be deemed necessary to more effectively carry out the terms of
(6) That this compact shall become operative immediately upon its
execution by any State as between it and any other State or States
so executing. When executed it shall have the full force and effect
of law within such State, the form of execution to be in accordance
with the laws of the executing State.
(7) That this compact shall continue in force and remain binding
upon each executing State until renounced by it. The duties and
obligations hereunder of a renouncing State shall continue as to
parolees or probationers residing therein at the time of withdrawal
until retaken or finally discharged by the sending State.
Renunciation of this compact shall be by the same authority which
executed it, by sending six months' notice in writing of its
intention to withdraw from the compact to the other State party