The maximum penalty for the offence of “inmate escape/attempt to escape from lawful custody”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 94%
- Section 10A: 4%
- Fine Only: 1%
- Section 9 Bond: 1%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 9.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6.5 months in prison.