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Breaking and Entering when escaping from a jail

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What is the name of your state? Washington

Could you be charged with Breaking and Entering when escaping from a jail?

The breaking in this case can determined as defeating measures put into place to confine a criminal.

Could Entering be defined as, when exiting a structure designed to contain a criminal, the criminal immediately enters "society,” meaning, any area that is not a designated holding area for criminals?

The final component of Breaking and Entering would be intent to commit an indictable offense. Could this be "escape"?

Ultimatley, it is necessary for me to prove that a criminal who escapes from a jail can be charged with Breaking and Entering. Any opinions, internet links or information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Junior Member
Thank you for the response. I understand that the true definition of escaping from a jail is escape from confinement. However, can it be called breaking and entering, even if by a stretch of meaning? I'm not asking for strict definitions. Any philisophical or metaphysical responses are welcome.


"...Any philisophical or metaphysical responses are welcome...."

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