24.00.100     TRANSFER AND RELEASE OF PRISONERS                    (CALEA 72.5.6 & .8)

 

Prior to the actual release or transfer of a prisoner, the releasing officer is to:

 

v     Search the cell in which the prisoner was detained; and

 

v     Inform the Records Unit that the prisoner is no longer being detained

 

A prisoner is not to be released from custody without first determining:

 

v     That continued detention is not required; and

 

v     That the prisoner being released is the correct one from among two or more in detention

 

v     That the person in custody has been positively identified by either personal ID or through the AFIS system via the LiveScan print terminal in the Holding facility

 

A prisoner is not to be transferred to another agency without first determining:

 

v     That the person receiving the prisoner is authorized to do so; and

 

v     That the prisoner being transferred is the correct person from among two or more in detention

 

v     Prisoners being transported by members of this Department will be restrained with Department approved devices and will be transported in vehicles equipped to provide prisoner security

 

v     When a prisoner is transferred to another agency, the receiving agency is to be informed of any known illness, injury, or medically-ordered diet the prisoner may have and what medical attention was received while in BPD custody

 

A prisoner will not be received from another agency without first inquiring into the following and documenting it in the case report: 

 

v     Determining that the person delivering the prisoner is authorized to do so

 

v     Verifying that probable cause exits for the initial detention

 

v     If necessary the receiving officer will contact the delivering agency to determine if the facts (as presented to the receiving officer) establish probable cause

 

v     If necessary the receiving officer will contact the delivering agency to verify the legal authority of the delivering person to make such detention

 

v     The Receiving officer will inquire as to any known illness, injury, or medically-ordered diet the prisoner may have and what medical attention was received while in the delivering agency’s custody

 

Prisoners released from the Facility shall be released via the sallyport and escorted away from the Holding facility and police parking area.