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Title 28Chapter I → Part 7

Title 28: Judicial Administration


§7.1   Standing offer of reward.
§7.2   Amount of reward.
§7.3   Eligibility for reward.
§7.4   Procedure for claiming reward.
§7.5   Certification.

Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 18 U.S.C. 3059.

Cross Reference: For Organization Statement, Bureau of Prisons, see subpart Q of part 0 of this chapter.

Source: 25 FR 2420, Mar. 23, 1960, unless otherwise noted.

§7.1   Standing offer of reward.

A standing offer of reward is made for the capture, or for assisting in, or furnishing information leading to, the capture, of an escaped Federal prisoner, in accordance with the conditions stated in this part.

§7.2   Amount of reward.

Within the discretion of the Warden or U.S. Marshal concerned, a reward not in excess of $200 may be granted for each capture of a prisoner and to more than one claimant, as determined applicable and appropriate. The Director of the Bureau of Prisons may in exceptional circumstances, as determined by him, grant rewards in excess of $200. Bodily harm, damage, violence, intimidation, terrorizing, risks, etc., will be considered in determining the appropriate amount of reward.

§7.3   Eligibility for reward.

A reward may be paid to any person, except an official or employee of the Department of Justice or a law-enforcement officer of the U.S. Government, who personally captures and surrenders an escaped Federal prisoner to proper officials, or who assists in the capture, of an escaped Federal prisoner.

§7.4   Procedure for claiming reward.

A person claiming a reward under this part shall present his claim, within six months from the date of the capture, in the form of a letter to the Warden or U.S. Marshal concerned. The letter shall state fully the facts and circumstances on which the claim is based, and shall include the name of each escapee captured and the time and place of the capture, and details as to how the arrest was made by the claimant or as to how assistance was rendered to others who made the arrest.

§7.5   Certification.

The claim letter required under §7.4 shall contain the following certification immediately proceeding the signature of the claimant:

I am not an officer or employee of the Department of Justice or a law-enforcement officer of the United States Government.

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