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22-11A-2First degree escape--Felony.

Any escape by a prisoner constitutes first degree escape if the prisoner effects the escape:

(1)    By means of the use or threat of violence;

(2)    From a secure correctional facility; or

(3)    From the immediate custody of a law enforcement officer or Department of Corrections employee.

First degree escape is a Class 4 felony.

Source: SDC 1939, §§ 13.1226, 13.1227; SL 1955, ch 25, §§ 1, 2; SL 1957, ch 31; SDCL §§ 24-12-1, 24-12-2; SL 1977, ch 201, §§ 1, 2; SL 1978, ch 185, § 10; SDCL Supp, § 24-12-9; SL 2004, ch 164, § 2; SL 2005, ch 120, § 318; SL 2009, ch 113, § 2.

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