SEC. 97-9-29. Escape of prisoners; aiding escape of felons generally; rescuing prisoners from custody.
Every person who shall, by any means whatever, aid or assist any prisoner lawfully detained in the penitentiary, or in any jail or place of confinement for any felony, in an attempt to escape therefrom, whether such escape be effective or not, or who shall forcibly rescue any prisoner held in legal custody upon any criminal charge, shall, upon conviction, be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not exceeding ten years.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 5(14); 1857, ch. 64, art. 87; 1871, Sec. 2552; 1880, Sec. 2792; 1892, Sec. 1070; 1906, Sec. 1150; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 877, 1930, Sec. 903; 1942, Sec. 2132.