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Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision

USA mapThe Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) is a reciprocal agreement permitting the transfer of adult offender cases between member states under certain conditions.

Supervision of offenders in the community who meet specific eligibility criteria, may be transferred to another state under the ICAOS. The Compact is operated within the Field Operations Division’s Interstate Compact Services Office. That office is responsible for coordinating and communicating the required information and documentation required under the rules of the ICAOS and to insure that the Department is in compliance with the ICAOS.

The purpose of the ICAOS is to:
  • Track offenders subject to supervision under this compact
  • Transfer supervision authority in an orderly and efficient manner
  • Provide a means to return offenders to the originating jurisdictions when necessary
  • Give timely notice to victims of offender location under this compact
  • Distribute the costs, benefits, and obligations of this compact equitably among participating states
  • Monitor compliance with rules established under this compact
  • Coordinate training and education of officials involved in this activity regarding regulations relating to the interstate movement of offenders
  • Establish a system of uniform data collection and allow access to information by authorized criminal justice officials
Disclosing Information to the Public
  • Information gathered and retained may be disclosed to a member of the public only if the information is defined by law to be public record and is not exempt from disclosure by law.
  • ICAOS will not confirm the existence or nonexistence of information is disclosed to a member of the public.
Disclosing Information to the Individual about whom Information has been Gathered
  • The Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS) is a web based system utilized by all ICAOS member states to initiate, maintain, and monitor cases of offenders who transfer supervision over state lines.
  • Upon satisfactory verification of his or her identity and subject to the conditions specified in below, an individual is entitled to know the existence of and to review the information about himself or herself that has been gathered and retained by ICOTS. The individual may obtain a copy of the information for the purpose of challenging the accuracy or completeness of the information. A participation agency’s response to the request for information will be made within a reasonable time and in a from that is readily intelligible to the individual.
  • The existence, content and source of the information will not be made available to an individual when:

    • Disclosure would interfere with, compromise, or delay an ongoing investigation or prosecution;
    • Disclosure would endanger the health or safety of an individual, organization or community;
    • The information is considered criminal intelligence;
    • The information is considered to be victim sensitive.
Additional Information

You may obtain additional information by accessing the website of the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision at www.interstatecompact.org or by contacting the PPP Interstate Compact Office at 803-734-9325 or via email at interstatecompact@ppp.state.sc.us

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