New Jersey’s statute 2C:29-6, Implements For Escape; Other Contraband, criminalizes the introduction of goods and materials into a detention facility that can be used by a detained person to escape, or that are otherwise unlawful to have.
Implements for escape aren’t just weapons, though supplying an inmate with a weapon is punished more harshly than supplying them with something like a forgery of a driver’s license, or a credit card.
Any tool, instrument, document, or thing provided to an inmate to assist with their escape is a crime of the third degree, with a three to five year sentence possible if convicted.
If the implement is a weapon, you’ll be charged with a crime of the second degree, with a five to 10 year sentence if convicted, and a minimum of three years before you’ll be eligible for parole.
Inmates who possess such implements face the same penalties if convicted, with an additional few years added for most implements, but up to a decade of additional time if convicted of possessing a weapon in prison.
Supplying any other sort of contraband to a prisoner is a petty disorderly persons offense, with a maximum sentence of 30 days if convicted.
However you look at it, allegations that you’ve provided contraband to a prisoner or furnished them with materials to be used in an escape attempt are serious.
Fight back against allegations that you’ve acted improperly with regard to a friend or loved one who is serving time.
Call Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9661 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney.