THE MICHIGAN PENAL CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 328 of 1931
750.186a Escape from juvenile facility; violation as felony; penalty; “escape” and “juvenile facility” defined.
(1) An individual who is placed in a juvenile facility and who escapes or attempts to escape from that juvenile facility or from the custody of an employee of that juvenile facility is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) "Escape" means to leave without lawful authority or to fail to return to custody when required.
(b) "Juvenile facility" means a county facility, an institution operated as an agency of the county or the family division of circuit court, or an institution or agency described in the youth rehabilitation services act, 1974 PA 150, MCL 803.301 to 803.309, to which the individual has been committed under section 18(1)(e) of chapter XIIA of 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.18, after coming within the court's jurisdiction under section 2(a)(1) of chapter XIIA of 1939 PA 288, MCL 712A.2, for an offense that if committed by an adult would be a felony or a misdemeanor or to which the individual has been committed under section 27a of chapter IV or section 1 of chapter IX of the code of criminal procedure, 1927 PA 175, MCL 764.27a and 769.1.
History: Add. 1996, Act 256, Eff. Jan. 1, 1997
Am. 1998, Act 526, Imd. Eff. Jan. 12, 1999