KISSELL, DAVIS (122), TUDOR, LEVIN AND LUETKENHAUS.
Read 1st time January 11, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 575.230, RSMo 1994, relating to aiding the escape of a prisoner, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject, with penalty provisions.
Section A. Section 575.230, RSMo 1994, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 575.230, to read as follows:
575.230. 1. A person commits the crime of aiding escape of a prisoner if [he] the person:
(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.
2. Aiding escape of a prisoner by introducing a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument into a place of confinement is a
class B felony. Aiding escape of a prisoner being held in custody or confinement on the basis of a felony charge or
conviction is a class [D] B felony. Otherwise, aiding escape of a prisoner is a class A misdemeanor.