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.