Louisiana Revised Statutes Tit. 14, § 110. Simple escape;  aggravated escape

A. Simple escape shall mean any of the following:

(1) The intentional departure, under circumstances wherein human life is not endangered, of a person imprisoned, committed, or detained from a place where such person is legally confined, from a designated area of a place where such person is legally confined, or from the lawful custody of any law enforcement officer or officer of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections.

(2) The failure of a criminal serving a sentence and participating in a work release program authorized by law to report or return from his planned employment or other activity under the program at the appointed time.

(3) The failure of a person who has been granted a furlough under the provisions of R.S. 15:833 or R.S. 15:908 to return to his place of confinement at the appointed time.

B. (1) A person who is participating in a work release program as defined in Paragraph (A)(2) of this Section and who commits the crime of simple escape may be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than six months nor more than one year.

(2) A person who fails to return from an authorized furlough as defined in Paragraph (A)(3) of this Section shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than six months nor more than one year and any such sentence shall not run concurrently with any other sentence.

(3) A person participating in a home incarceration program under the jurisdiction and control of the sheriffs of the respective parishes who commits the crime of simple escape shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than six months nor more than five years, and such sentence shall not run concurrently with any other sentence.

(4) A person imprisoned, committed, or detained who commits the crime of simple escape as defined in Paragraph (A)(1) of this Section shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than two years nor more than five years;  provided that such sentence shall not run concurrently with any other sentence.

C. (1) Aggravated escape is the intentional departure of a person from the legal custody of any officer of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections or any law enforcement officer or from any place where such person is legally confined when his departure is under circumstances wherein human life is endangered.

(2) Whoever commits an aggravated escape as herein defined shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than five years nor more than ten years and any such sentence shall not run concurrently with any other sentence.

D. For purposes of this Section, a person shall be deemed to be in the lawful custody of a law enforcement officer or of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections and legally confined when he is in a rehabilitation unit, a work release program, or any other program under the control of a law enforcement officer or the department.

E. The provisions of this Section shall be applicable to all penal, correctional, rehabilitational, and work release centers and any and all prison facilities under the control of the sheriffs of the respective parishes of the state of Louisiana.  The prison facilities shall include but are not limited to parish jails, correctional centers, home incarceration, work release centers, and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, clinics, and any and all facilities where inmates are confined under the jurisdiction and control of the sheriffs of the respective parishes.

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