When the return to this state is required for a person who has been convicted of a felony in this state and has escaped from confinement, broken the terms of the person’s bail, court-ordered probation, probation pursuant to § 40-35-501(a)(3), or has escaped from or broken the terms of a sentence to any community based alternative to incarceration pursuant to chapter 36 of this title, the district attorney general for the county in which the offense was committed, the director of probation and parole, or the warden of the institution or sheriff of the county from which the escape was made, shall present to the governor a written application for a requisition for the return of the escaped person, in which application shall be stated the name of the person, the crime of which the person was convicted, the circumstances of the person’s escape from confinement or placement in the community-based alternative to incarceration, or of the breach of the terms of the person’s bail, any form of probation, or parole, and the state in which the person is believed to be, including the location of the person therein at the time application is made. In the case of an application for requisition for escape from, or a breach in the terms of a sentence to, a community based alternative to incarceration, only the district attorney general for the county in which the original offense was committed or the county in which the escape occurred shall have the authority to file the application with the governor.

Terms Used In Tennessee Code 40-9-124

  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Governor: includes any person performing the functions of governor by authority of the law of this state. See Tennessee Code 40-9-102
  • Person: includes a corporation, firm, company or association. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • State: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
  • written: includes printing, typewriting, engraving, lithography, and any other mode of representing words and letters. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105

C. Supp. 1950, § 11924.2; modified; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 40-1026; Acts 1991, ch. 241, § 1; 2012, ch. 727, § 9.