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Criminal Code

Version of section 144 from 2019-09-19 to 2024-05-28:

Marginal note:Prison breach

 Every person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction 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.

  • R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 144
  • 2019, c. 25, s. 46

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