75. For sections 29 and 30 of the Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953 (c. 18) substitute—
(1) A person who assists any person in escaping or attempting to escape from lawful custody, whether in prison or not, is guilty of an offence.
(2) A person who—
(a)is an officer of a prison in which a person is lawfully confined, or
(b)is a constable having a person in his lawful custody, whether in prison or not,
is guilty of an offence if he voluntarily and intentionally permits that person to escape.
(3) A person guilty of an offence under this section is liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 10 years.”.