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1802. "Escape From Custody" Define

Escape is a "voluntary departure" from custody which requires that the escapee have knowledge that his/her actions would result in his/her leaving physical confinement without permission. See United States v. Bailey, 444 U.S. 394 (1980); United States v. Tapio, 634 F.2d 1092 (8th Cir. 1980); United States v. Cluck, 542 F.2d 728 (8th Cir.), cert. denied, 429 U.S. 986 (1976); United States v. Nix, 501 F.2d 516 (7th Cir. 1974).

[cited in JM 9-69.500]

Updated January 17, 2020