Texas Penal Code - PENAL § 38.09. Implements for Escape

(a) A person commits an offense if, with intent to facilitate escape, he introduces into a correctional facility, or provides a person in custody or an inmate with, a deadly weapon or anything that may be useful for escape.

(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree unless the actor introduced or provided a deadly weapon, in which event the offense is a felony of the second degree.

(c) In this section, “correctional facility” means:

(1) any place described by Section 1.07(a)(14) ;  or

(2) a “secure correctional facility” or “secure detention facility” as those terms are defined by Section 51.02, Family Code .


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