What is the penalty for escaping from prison if you prove your initial innocence?
December 29, 2004 9:57 PM Subscribe
A man is arrested for murder, and appears absolutely 100% sure to be convicted. He then escapes from prison (assume no one is hurt or property damaged in the escape,) tracks down the real killer, and proves beyond any doubt whatsoever that he is innocent as all hell, and all murder charges were dropped.
How much trouble is this guy going to be in for escaping? What fate awaits him?
Asking both the strictly legal answer, and thoughts on what would actually end up happening.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to Law & Government (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite