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Chapter 575

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  *575.240.  Until December 31, 2016 — Permitting escape. — 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 crime commits the crime of permitting escape if he 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.  Permitting escape by suffering, allowing or permitting any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument to be introduced into a place of confinement is a class B felony; otherwise, permitting escape is a class D felony.


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

*This section was amended by S.B. 491, 2014, effective 1-01-17.  Due to the delayed effective date, both versions of this section are printed here.

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