CRIMES ACT 1914

Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 5 - Escape from criminal detention  

SECTION 46A   AIDING PRISONER TO ESCAPE - CONVEYING THING INTO PRISON ETC.  

(1)  
A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:


(a) another person (the prisoner ) is in criminal detention; and


(b) the first person conveys a thing into a prison, lock-up or other place of criminal detention; and


(c) the first person does so with the intention of facilitating the escape of the prisoner from the prison, lock-up or other place; and


(d) the detention is lawful federal criminal detention.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(2)  
Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(d) element of the offence.

Note:

For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .




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