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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 30: Allowing escape, or unlawful release, of prisoners etc

95.It is an offence for a person subject to service law:

  • to allow (either intentionally, recklessly or negligently) the escape of a person in his charge, or whom it is his duty to guard, or

  • to release a person in his charge, when he has no reasonable cause to believe that he has authority to do so.

96.If the offender intentionally allows escape, or knows that he has no authority to make the release, the maximum penalty is ten years’ imprisonment. Otherwise the maximum penalty is two years.

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