§62-14-5. Escape of prisoner while in temporary custody.
Escape or attempt to escape from custody, whether within or
without this state, while in the temporary custody of an authority
of another state acting pursuant to the agreement on detainers
shall constitute an offense against the laws of this state to the
same extent and degree as an escape from the institution in which
the prisoner was confined immediately prior to having been released
to temporary custody and shall be punishable in the same manner as
an escape or attempt to escape from said institution.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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