144. Every one who
- (a) by force or violence breaks a prison with intent to set at liberty himself or any other person confined therein, or
- (b) with intent to escape forcibly breaks out of, or makes any breach in, a cell or other place within a prison in which he is confined,
is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years.
R.S., c. C-34, s. 132; 1976-77, c. 53, s. 5.