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Criminal Code

Version of section 146 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Permitting or assisting escape

 Every one who

  • (a) permits a person whom he has in lawful custody to escape, by failing to perform a legal duty,

  • (b) conveys or causes to be conveyed into a prison anything, with intent to facilitate the escape of a person imprisoned therein, or

  • (c) directs or procures, under colour of pretended authority, the discharge of a prisoner who is not entitled to be discharged,

is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years.

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 134

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