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Legal Topics: Prisoners

Statutes (Additional statutes, regulations & opinions may apply to your specific situation.):

  • Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 629, Extradition, Detainers, Arrest, Bail.
  • Resources: (Print resources are available at the Law Library and in county law libraries around the state.)

  • Dunnell Minnesota Digest, Minnesota's legal encyclopedia, article on Extradition (includes detainers).
  • A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual, Ninth Edition (Columbia University, 2000-2011).
  • McCarr, Henry W. and Jack S. Nordby. Criminal Law and Procedure, 4th ed. (West, 2012) Reference Desk KFM5480 .M53 2012. Chapter 41, Extradition and Detainers.
  • Mushlin, Michael B. Rights of Prisoners. (West, 2009) Outreach Collection KF9731 .G6 2009, sections 11.27-11.40, Detainers.
  • Pro Se Prisoner Resources, from the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Includes Prisoner Litigation Guidebooks, information sheets and forms.
  • Prisoners' Rights Treatises, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Related Topics: Civil Rights; Habeas Corpus; Sentencing.


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