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Hello Jacustomer, The booking facility is correct. They will keep her as long as Washington continues to pay for her . As far as extradition goes, generally, a state would get 30 days, starting from when the defendant agreed formally to waive extradtion and return to Washington, for Washington to get its paperwork together and send a team to pick her up on the fugitive warrant. That's because there's a Federal Act called the Uniform Extradition Act that says that 30 days is a reasonable amount of time to wait for pick up. States are free to make their own modifications, but because the Federal Act says that 30 days from waiving extradition is a reasonable wait, there isn't much one can do about a delay until after that point. So the real answer is that Californiia can hold him as long as it takes, but if there is still no movement on the part of Washington after 30 days from the waiver, a lawyer can petition for a writ of habeas corpus to bring the defendant before the judge for the state to show good cause as to why she is still being detained and, if they couldn't, to release her.
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