944.44 Holding persons as hostages; penalty.—Any prisoner who holds as hostage any person within any correctional institution or anywhere while under the jurisdiction of the department, or who by force, or threat of force holds any person or persons against their will in defiance of official orders, shall be guilty of a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
History.—s. 4, ch. 57-313; s. 18, ch. 61-530; s. 1173, ch. 71-136; s. 59, ch. 77-120; s. 69, ch. 79-3.