Gilmore v. Ebbert

South Carolina officials want to charge a federal prisoner with state crimes, so they file a “detainer”—a request that the federal prison alert the state before releasing the prisoner. The Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act creates procedures for resolving detainers quickly, but South Carolina has let this one linger for years. Prisoner files a habeas petition (without counsel). Sixth Circuit: Unfortunately, although the prisoner filed in the right court, he named the wrong official, so he has to start over.

Tags: 2018, Habeas Corpus, Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act, Sixth Circuit

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