Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 10 years ago

Could U.S. Marshals try to relocate escaped prisoners?

Admittedly, I don't know much about U.S. Marshals, but I was reading Shutter Island, which takes place in the 1950s, and two federal marshals are sent to an island in New England to relocate a criminal who has escaped from a local institution for the criminally insane. Could a federal marshal actually do this? If so, by their federal power, would they be allowed to freely search the property for said criminal?

1 Answer

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    U.S. Marshals protect court officers and buildings and ensure the effective operation of the judicial system. The US Marshals Service assists with court security and prisoner transport, serves arrest warrants and seeks fugitives.

    they still have to follow the law. that means search warrants etc.

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