Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 268 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 15 the following section:-
Section 15A. Whoever, after lawfully being placed in custody in a jail of a city or town, escapes from any such jail shall be punished by imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one-half years, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or both.