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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 2 October 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 17:19)
Tunnels to facilitate escape
A person who constructs, or takes part in the construction of, a tunnel that could reasonably be thought likely to be intended for use in facilitating an inmate’s escape from lawful custody is guilty of an offence.Maximum penalty—imprisonment for 10 years.It is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that the tunnel was actually intended for use in facilitating an escape, but it is a defence for the accused person to establish that he or she did not intend it to be so used.In this section—includes any partially completed tunnel and any excavation.