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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.