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Criminal Code

Version of section 144 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Prison breach

 Every one who

  • (a) by force or violence breaks a prison with intent to set at liberty himself or any other person confined therein, or

  • (b) with intent to escape forcibly breaks out of, or makes any breach in, a cell or other place within a prison in which he is confined,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 132
  • 1976-77, c. 53, s. 5

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