Penalty for Inmate Escape/Attempt to Escape from Lawful Custody | Section 310D(a) Crimes Act NSW


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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.