The keeping possession of what belongs to another; detention of what is another's, even though the original taking may have been lawful. Forcible detainer is indictable at common law.
A writ authorizing the keeper of a prison to continue to keep a person in custody.
a notation in a prisoner's file that shows the inmate is facing charges in another jurisdiction and should not be released until authorities in the other jurisdiction are notified
a notice filed with the confining institution that criminal charges are outstanding in another jurisdiction and the prisoner is wanted in order to stand trial
a notification filed with the institution in which a prisoner is serving a sentence, advising that he is wanted to face pending criminal charges in another jurisdiction
a request by another law enforcement agency to hold an offender pending other charges or actions
a request filed by a criminal justice agency with the institution in which a prisoner is incarcerated, asking the institution either to hold the prisoner for the agency or to notify the agency when release of the prisoner is imminent
A notice, usually a warrant, that an inmate is wanted to face charges in another jurisdiction.
A writ authorizing that somebody in custody may be confined for a further period.
A notice issued to an institution by INS requesting that they be notified 30 days prior to release of an alien from custody.
A warrant placed against an inmate for pending charges from another jurisdiction.
Detainers may range from request for notification upon release up to, and including, the intent to incarcerate an offender after release from Department confinement.
DETAINER (from detain, Latin detinere); in law, the act of keeping a person against his will, or the wrongful keeping of a persons goods, or other real or personal property. A writ of detainer was a form for the beginning of a personal action against a person already lodged within the walls of a prison; it was superseded by the Judgment Act 1838.