Loyola of Los Angeles School of Law
A detainer is a warrant or hold-order placed on a person already in custody to insure that the prisoner, upon completion of the term he is serving, will be available to the authority which filed the detainer. While penal and correctional methods and philosophies have moved far along the road of progress, this system has persistently and imperturbably plagued penal administrators, courts, and institutional personnel. Unnumbered times a detainer has proved the stumbling block to a law violator on his way to recovery.
Taking Stock of Detainer Statutes,
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review
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