N.J.S.A. Section 2C:29-6 – Implements for Escape; Other Contraband

Section 2C:29-6 – Implements for Escape; Other Contraband

a. Escape implements. (1) A person commits an offense if he knowingly and unlawfully introduces within an institution for commitment of persons under N.J.S. 2C:4-8 or a detention facility, or knowingly and unlawfully provides an inmate with any weapon, tool, instrument, document or other thing which may be useful for escape. The offense is a crime of the second degree and shall be punished by a minimum term of imprisonment, which shall be fixed at no less than three years if the item is a weapon as defined by N.J.S. 2C:39-1(r). Otherwise it is a crime of the third degree.

(2) An inmate of an institution or facility defined by paragraph (1) of subsection a. of this section commits an offense if he knowingly and unlawfully procures, makes, or otherwise provides himself with, or has in his possession, any such implement of escape. The offense is a crime of the second degree and shall be punished by a minimum term of imprisonment, which shall be fixed at no less than three years if the item is a weapon as defined by N.J.S. 2C:39-1(r). Otherwise it is a crime of the third degree.

“Unlawfully” means surreptitiously or contrary to law, regulation or order of the detaining authority.

b. Other contraband. A person commits a petty disorderly persons offense if he provides an inmate with any other thing which the actor knows or should know it is unlawful for the inmate to possess.

L.1978, c. 95, s. 2C:29-6, eff. Sept. 1, 1979. Amended by L.1979, c. 178, s. 59, eff. Sept. 1, 1979; L.1981, c. 290, s. 31, eff. Sept. 24, 1981; L.1981, c. 511, s. 3, eff. Jan. 12, 1982; L.1983, c. 87, s. 1, eff. March 3, 1983.

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