Offences Against the State Act, 1939

Re-capture of escaped prisoners.

32.—(1) Whenever any person detained under this Act shall have escaped from such detention, such person may be arrested without warrant by any member of the Gárda Síochána and shall thereupon be returned in custody to the place from which he so escaped.

(2) Every person who shall aid or abet a person detained under this Act to escape from such detention or to avoid recapture after having so escaped shall be guilty of an offence under this section and shall be liable on summary conviction thereof to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.