07 February 2005

Request for Help- Student

This was a comment on my last post:
Hi, My name is Miguel Medrano I study Law in Mexico (UDLA-Universidad de las Américas, Puebla) I´m doing my tesis about the Treaty Of Penal Sanctions between U.S. and México (1977) and I need to do a comparison between the American legislation and the Mexican legislation. It have been very hard for me to find the steps or the process of sentencing in America. The legal basis and the authorities that are involve whith this process.

I would like to get some help from you in this issue. I will appreciate your help.
And thanks for your time.

Miguel Medrano
ps: My mail is mmethuain@hotmail.com
I figure there has to be someone out there who is better qualified (I've not even heard of the Treaty of Penal Sanctions) and has more time. If someone is willing to help this gentleman please leave a comment here so that I know someone is stepping up.


1 comment:

Donald said...

I don't have time to send Mr. Medrano a separate email. However, I believe that the treaty to which he's referring is actually the Mexican-American Treaty on the Transfer of Penal Sanctions. This treaty, like others that the US has entered into with other nations, allows a foreign national convicted of a crime in the US to apply to be transferred to his own country. (For some reason that I don't remember now, I learned of the existence of such treaties during law school.)

I did a VERY quick Google search--it looks like the US State Department has a decent page on such transfer agreements, available at http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/emergencies/emergencies_1200.html. It provides links to various other resources, including citations to the relevant American statutes governing the transfer of prisoners. There's also a pretty impressive bibliography at the bottom of the page. Hope this helps.