SEC. 97-9-47. Escape of prisoners; penalty for penitentiary convicts serving less than life term; attempt by force or violence.
Every person lawfully imprisoned in the penitentiary for any term less than life, who shall attempt, by force or violence to any person, to escape from such prison, whether such escape be effected or not, shall, upon conviction, be adjudged to imprisonment in the penitentiary for a term not less than five years, to commence after the termination of the imprisonment to which such person shall have been sentenced at the time of such attempt.
SOURCES: Codes, Hutchinson's 1848, ch. 64, art. 12, Title 5(23); 1857, ch. 64, art. 96; 1871, Sec. 2561; 1880, Sec. 2801; 1892, Sec. 1078; 1906, Sec. 1158; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 885; 1930, Sec. 911; 1942, Sec. 2140.