Article 134 – Correctional Custody- Offenses Against

Under the Article 134 of the UCMJ, any person subject to the Code, who a) escapes from correctional custody or b) breaches the restraints imposed by the persons, who are authorized to do so while, in correctional custody shall be penalized as deemed fit by a court martial.

The proof required for conviction of an offense under Article 134 depends upon the nature of the misconduct charged. If the conduct is punished as a crime or offense not capital, the proof must establish every element of the crime or offense as required by the applicable law. If the conduct is punished as a disorder or neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, or of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, then the following proof is required:

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