jail breaking

The offense of breaking out of a jail through any confining wall by force or violence. A mere constructive breaking, as by walking out through an open door, or an escape accomplished by stratagem is not a jail breaking, unless accompanied by force, but force used to overcome a jailer or turnkey is sufficient. State v Clark, 121 Kan 816, 250 P 300.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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