2010 Nevada Code
TITLE 16 CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTIONS; AID TO VICTIMS OF CRIME
Chapter 212 Offenses Relating to Prisons and Prisoners
NRS 212.090 Penalties for prisoner who escapes.

NRS 212.090 Penalties for prisoner who escapes. A prisoner confined in a prison, or being in the lawful custody of an officer or other person, who escapes or attempts to escape from prison or custody, if the prisoner is held on a charge, conviction or sentence of:

1. A felony, shall be punished:

(a) Where a dangerous weapon is used or one or more hostages are taken to facilitate the escape or attempted escape, or substantial bodily harm results to anyone as a direct result of the escape or attempted escape, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 2 years and a maximum term of not more than 20 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $20,000. The sentence imposed pursuant to this paragraph must run consecutively after any sentence imposed for the original felony, and is not subject to suspension or the granting of probation.

(b) Where none of the aggravating factors specified in paragraph (a) are present, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000.

2. A gross misdemeanor or misdemeanor, shall be punished:

(a) Where a dangerous weapon is used to facilitate the escape or attempted escape, for a category B felony by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 6 years, and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $5,000.

(b) Where no dangerous weapon is used, for a gross misdemeanor.

[1911 C&P 74; A 1955, 191]-(NRS A 1967, 524; 1973, 67; 1979, 1456; 1995, 1255)



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