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  575.240.  Permitting escape — penalties. — 1.  A public servant, contract employee of a county or private jail, or employee of a private jail who is authorized and required by law to have charge of any person charged with or convicted of any offense commits the offense of permitting escape if he or she knowingly:

  (1)  Suffers, allows or permits any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or anything adapted or designed for use in making an escape, to be introduced into or allowed to remain in any place of confinement, in violation of law, regulations or rules governing the operation of the place of confinement; or

  (2)  Suffers, allows or permits a person in custody or confinement to escape.

  2.  The offense of permitting escape is a class E felony, unless committed by suffering, allowing, or permitting any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument to be introduced into a place of confinement, in which case it is a class B felony.


(L. 1977 S.B. 60, A.L. 2009 S.B. 44, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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