TITLE 11
Criminal Offenses

CHAPTER 11-25
Jails and Prisons

SECTION 11-25-1


§ 11-25-1 Escape from correctional institutions.

Every prisoner who shall attempt to escape, or who shall escape, from the lawful custody of the warden of the adult correctional institutions, or from the custody of the director of mental health, retardation and hospitals pursuant to the provisions of § 40.1-5.3-1, shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned not more than three (3) years or be fined not more than five hundred dollars ($500). However, nothing in this section shall be construed to include the offense of breaking jail.

History of Section.
(G.L. 1896, ch. 276, § 13; G.L. 1909, ch. 342, § 13; P.L. 1920, ch. 1856, § 1; G.L. 1923, ch. 394, § 13; P.L. 1931, ch. 1791, § 1; G.L. 1938, ch. 605, § 13; impl. am. P.L. 1956, ch. 3721, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 11-25-1; P.L. 1979, ch. 244, § 1.)