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U.S. Marshals Service

Justice Prisoner & Alien Transportation System (JPATS) 

Non-Federal Movement Request
1. Prisoners Eligible to be Transported using JPATS

All prisoners transported by JPATS are required to have current tuberculosis clearance. The Non-Federal customer will furnish current tuberculosis clearance paperwork (documented Medical test results showing a negative PPD or chest x-ray) completed within the past 12 months.

Additionally, prisoners with the following conditions will NOT be eligible for transport via JPATS:

  • Court ordered deadlines
  • Juveniles
  • Sickle cell disease/trait
  • Pregnant
  • Suicidal
  • Confined to a wheelchair
  • Major medical conditions

2. The Customer will Provide:

  • A seven (7) day supply of all medications needed by the prisoner. All medications must accompany the prisoner.
  • Pertinent data concerning security risks or other factors regarding the prisoner
  • A current photo of the prisoner
3. Restrictions
Inmates are not allowed to travel with money or other personal property.
4. Cost to Move a Non-Federal Prisoner

Cost to move a Non-Federal prisoner within the continental United States is updated on a quarterly basis. Currently, the rate will not exceed $3,687, if the movement agreement is signed and received on or before July 18, 2022. In addition, the Non-Federal customer also agrees to reimburse the U.S. Marshals Service for all other costs incurred, including, but not limited to, all medical or death expenses as may be required for the prisoner.

5. Requesting a Non-Federal Prisoner Movement

  • Non-Federal Customer will contact their local U.S. Marshals’ District office.
  • U.S. Marshals’ District office will coordinate the movement with all effected U.S. Marshals’ offices, JPATS and the Non-Federal customer.
  • Non-Federal Customer will complete the Non-Federal Request for Movement form and will contact their local U.S. Marshals’ District office with this request for assistance in movement.
  • U.S. Marshals’ District office will complete and provide the Non-Federal customer a Cooperative Prisoner Transportation Agreement (Form USM-105).
  • Non-Federal Customer reviews, signs, and submits the Form USM-105 and supporting documents to the U.S. Marshals’ District office.
  • U.S. Marshals’ District office verifies all appropriate information is provided and signed and submits the Form USM-105 and Form USM-106 to JPATS.
6. Customer Billing

Non-Federal customers are generally billed the first week of the month following the final day of the prisoner movement. Customers should be reminded that the obligation should be paid once they receive the bill. The final bill will reflect the amount agreed upon. A discounted charge may be billed if the USMS/JPATS decides to move the prisoner only via ground transportation. Reimbursement will be by check or money order made payable to the U.S. Marshals Service and mailed to Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System (JPATS), 1251 NW Briarcliff Parkway, Suite 300, Kansas City, MO 64116. Any customer with a bill in an unpaid status after 90 days may be banned from further use of JPATS for transporting prisoners. is an official site of the U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Department of Justice