Extraditions & Requisitions

Extradition is a process where one state (the asylum state) surrenders to another (the demanding state) an individual accused or convicted of an offense outside the territory of the asylum state and within the territorial jurisdiction of the demanding state. The Secretary of State's Office administers this process on behalf of the governor.

Requisitions are the formal request by the Governor of Maryland to the Governor of another state. Extradition is the process that takes place when the Governor of another state submits a Requisition to the Governor of Maryland. After the extradition documents are reviewed, an Executive Extradition hearing is scheduled within 90 day time limit to determine if the Rendition Warrant should be issued and the fugitive surrendered.

Statutory Authority: Criminal Procedure Article, §9-101 et. seq. of the Annotated Code of Maryland.