prison breach

noun
variants: or prison breaking

Definition of prison breach

: a common law crime that is now often modified by statute and that involves escape of a prisoner by force and violence from a place in which he is lawfully in custody — compare rescue

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“Prison breach.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prison%20breach. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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