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Evasion of service of sentence, A157 Revised Penal Code

1. Concept

Article 157. Evasion of service of sentence. - The penalty of prision correccional in its medium and maximum periods shall be imposed upon any convict who shall evade service of his sentence by escaping during the term of his imprisonment by reason of final judgment.However, if such evasion or escape shall have taken place by means of unlawful entry, by breaking doors, windows, gates, walls, roofs, or floors, or by using picklocks, false keys, deceit, violence or intimidation, or through connivance with other convicts or employees of the penal institution, the penalty shall be prision correccional in its maximum period. (Act No. 3815, Revised Penal Code)

2. Mode of commission

Elements of the offense:

1) The offender is a convict; and

2) He evades service of his sentence by escaping during the term of his imprisonment by reason of final judgment.

References

⦁ Title 3 – Crimes Against Public Order, Book 2, Revised Penal Code
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