Escape? It Can Be Tricky

April 18, 2017
by Staff Reports

What is Third, Second, and First Degree Escape?

A prisoner commits Third Degree Escape if he walks away from a work release assignment, medical appointment, or similar circumstance.

A prisoner commits Second Degree Escape if he makes his way out of a lockup without injuring anyone. (PNS had this question asked concerning recent escapee Christopher Wayne Kilpatrick.)

A prisoner commits First Degree Escape if he kills, attacks, or otherwise hurts someone in his flight from the lockup.

If convicted, punishment may vary based on previous convictions.

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