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USA Today
June 12, 2014

Feds locking up fewer fugitives fleeing serious charges
By Brad Heath

Federal agencies have many of the tools to help, if not the money. The government has a fleet of vans and planes that shuttle federal prisoners and immigration detainees across the country. And it has the legal authority to return state and local prisoners to the places they're wanted using a law that makes it a federal crime to cross a state border to avoid prosecution. But that power is seldom used. In 2012, the government charged just 193 people with violating that law, down 84% from a decade earlier, according to figures compiled by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, which tracks federal prosecutions.

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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