If you or someone you love has been convicted of a crime in a foreign country, you know that serving a prison term abroad can be very hard on individuals and their families. The Department of Justice administers the U.S.’s many prisoner transfer treaties with foreign nations, in many cases making it possible for prisoners convicted abroad to return home and serve their sentences on American soil. Moreover, such transfers also sometimes include a sentence reduction.
Likewise, if your loved one is a foreign national who has been imprisoned in the United States, they may be eligible for transfer back to your home country. You need an experienced U.S. attorney to pursue a transfer.
If you would like your imprisoned loved one closer to you, you can determine whether the U.S. has a transfer treaty with their convicting country by looking at the ‘DOJ treaty website’ (http://www.justice.gov/criminal/oeo/iptu/). If there is an existing treaty, Tim Bower Rodriguez can help you get the transfer you need.