Q: My bf is being held in pa prison due to interstate detainers from md. Who do I contact in md to get him picked up on
These detainers so he doesn’t have to sit longer and can be released
A: Maryland has already been informed. The Maryland jurisdiction that wants him has to arrange to send officers to go pick him up. The time can vary based on jurisdiction, available officers, distance to travel, etc. Week to two weeks perhaps. A Maryland attorney retained to represent your boyfriend may be able to call and push things along, or at least confirm the scheduled pick-up date, or even whether Maryland may just decline to come get him (it depends on the nature of the charge). In some cases, where the detainer is for a bench warrant on an charge that is really old, where the prosecutor's office may no longer be as interested in prosecuting the case, it may be possible to resolve the MD charge by way of a dismissal, thereby releasing the detainer. This is more likely for old misdemeanors where the defendant has aleady sat for more time in jail on the detainer than he would have received in MD for the crime.
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