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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 32: Removing or concealing prisoner; penalty

Section 32. Whoever, having in his custody or power a person entitled to a writ of habeas corpus, transfers him to the custody, or places him under the power or control, of another person, conceals him or changes the place of his confinement, with intent to evade the service of such writ or to avoid the effect thereof, whether the writ has been issued or not, shall forfeit four hundred dollars to the party aggrieved thereby.