Section 16-208 Interfering with a prisoner or aiding escape of a prisoner.


    (a) A person commits the crime of interfering with a prisoner or aiding escape of a prisoner if he:

    (1)    Introduces into any place of confinement any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument, or other thing adapted or designed for use in making an escape, with the purpose of facilitating the escape of any prisoner confined therein, or of facilitating the commission of any other crime; or

    (2)    Assists or attempts to assist any prisoner who is being held in custody or confinement for the purpose of effecting the prisoner's escape from custody or confinement; or

    (3)    Gives away or sells, or attempts to give away or sell, to any person confined in any city jail or in custody of any peace officer in the city anything whatsoever without the consent of the person in charge of such jail or person having such custody.

    (b) Interfering with a prisoner or aiding escape of a prisoner is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.960)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 575.230.