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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15 > GS_15-10_2

§15‑10.2.  Mandatory disposition of detainers – request for finaldisposition of charges; continuance; information to be furnished prisoner.

(a)        Any prisonerserving a sentence or sentences within the State prison system who, during histerm of imprisonment, shall have lodged against him a detainer to answer to anycriminal charge pending against him in any court within the State, shall bebrought to trial within eight months after he shall have caused to be sent tothe district attorney of the court in which said criminal charge is pending, byregistered mail, written notice of his place of confinement and request for afinal disposition of the criminal charge against him; said request shall beaccompanied by a certificate from the Secretary of Correction stating the termof the sentence or sentences under which the prisoner is being held, the datehe was received, and the time remaining to be served; provided that, for goodcause shown in open court, the prisoner or his counsel being present, the courtmay grant any necessary and reasonable continuance.

(b)        The Secretary ofCorrection shall, upon request by the prisoner, inform the prisoner in writingof the source and contents of any charge for which a detainer shall have beenlodged against such prisoner as shown by said detainer, and furnished theprisoner with the certificate referred to in subsection (a). (1957,c. 1067, s. 1; 1967, c. 996, s. 15; 1973, c. 47, s. 2; c. 1262, s. 10.)