Commonwealth v. Maldonado, et al. 2009 PA Super 15
Topic: Escape – Defendants on Probation and Parole
Summary: The Pennsylvania Superior Court determined that 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 5121 applies to probationers and parolees who have violated the terms of their release, are on “pre-release status” and detained pending a violation hearing. Therefore, a probationer or parolee on pre-release status and detained for a violation can be charged with escape.