§ 12-16-5 Taking into custody and delivery of witness.
If the certificate recommends that the witness be taken into immediate custody and delivered to an officer of the requesting state to assure his or her attendance in the requesting state, the judge may, in lieu of notification of the hearing, direct that the witness be immediately brought before him or her for the hearing; and the judge at the hearing, being satisfied of the desirability of custody and delivery, for which determination the certificate shall be prima facie proof of that desirability, may, in lieu of issuing subpoena or summons, order that the witness be immediately taken into custody and delivered to an officer of the requesting state.
(P.L. 1936, ch. 2382, § 2; G.L. 1938, ch. 626, § 2; G.L. 1956, § 12-16-5.)