§ 11-25-16. Juvenile escapees.
(a) Any person sixteen (16) years or older who shall escape from the Rhode Island training school for youth after having been placed in the institution by the order of a family court judge, or who shall escape from the adult correctional institutions after having been placed in the institution by an order of a family court judge, shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned for a term not exceeding two (2) years and/or a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000).
(b) In any case provided by subsection (a) of this section, the family court shall hold a hearing to determine whether or not the family court's jurisdiction over the child shall be waived and may, if it so finds, order the child held for trial under the regular procedure of the district and/or superior courts.
(c) If the family court elects to keep jurisdiction over the child, the court shall follow its regular procedure.
(d) In the adjudication of any case under this section, the fact that the person has been found delinquent for the offense of escaping from the Rhode Island training school for youth on one or more occasions shall be prima facie evidence that the person cannot be rehabilitated under chapter 10 of title 8. The superintendent of the Rhode Island training school shall notify the department of attorney general, the Rhode Island state police, and the Cranston Police Department of any escape, or attempted escape from the Rhode Island training school.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 290, § 9; P.L. 1994, ch. 107, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 183, § 1.)