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1820. Escape From Custody Resulting From Civil Commitment (28 U.S.C. 1826(c)) -- Introduction

Section 1826(c) of Title 28, United States Code, deals with the criminal sanctions for escape or attempted escape from lawful custody or confinement following civil commitment as a recalcitrant witness or as a dangerous person who has been acquitted by reason of insanity. These sanctions are also made applicable to persons aiding or assisting the escape or attempt to escape.

[cited in USAM 9-69.600]

Updated May 22, 2015