10 U.S. Code § 896 - Art. 96. Releasing prisoner without proper authority

Any person subject to this chapter who, without proper authority, releases any prisoner committed to his charge, or who through neglect or design suffers any such prisoner to escape, shall be punished as a court-martial may direct, whether or not the prisoner was committed in strict compliance with law.

Source

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 69.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
896 50:690. May 5, 1950, ch. 169, § 1 (Art. 96), 64 Stat. 136.

The words “whether or not the prisoner was committed in strict compliance with law” are substituted for the word “duly”, to reflect the long standing construction expressed in the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, 1951, par. 175a.

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