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Criminal Code

Version of section 147 from 2003-01-01 to 2019-09-18:

Marginal note:Rescue or permitting escape

 Every one who

  • (a) rescues any person from lawful custody or assists any person in escaping or attempting to escape from lawful custody,

  • (b) being a peace officer, wilfully permits a person in his lawful custody to escape, or

  • (c) being an officer of or an employee in a prison, wilfully permits a person to escape from lawful custody therein,

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

  • R.S., c. C-34, s. 135

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