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Criminal – Escape From Jail – Release For Funeral – Sufficiency – Reversal (access required)

Although defendant did not return to the Lynchburg Jail after being furloughed to attend a funeral, he can not be convicted of escape from a correctional facility under Va. Code § 53.1-203. We must decide whether defendant's failure to return to jail in accordance with the terms of the order constituted an escape from a ...