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An Introduction to International Prisoner Transfers

The Council of Europe Convention provides an opportunity for some inmates serving sentences in US prisons to request transfer back to their home countries to complete their sentence. This article, published in the July 1999 issue of The Champion, discusses the benefit of such international prison transfers and outlines how prisoners who are nationals of the countries participating in the Convention can apply.

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About Alan Ellis
Alan Ellis is a criminal defense lawyer with offices in San Francisco and New York, with 50 years of experience as a practicing lawyer, law professor and federal law clerk. He is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of federal plea bargaining, sentencing, prison matters, appeals, habeas corpus 2255 motions and international criminal law.

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