De Frangentibus Prisonam Law and Legal Definition

De Frangentibus Prisonam is a statute (1 Edw. II, 2) which provides that no one should suffer life or limb for prison breach unless committed for a capital offense. Any person who breaks prison should not have judgment of life or member for the breaking of prison only, unless the crime for which s/he was arrested and imprisoned would have required such judgment if he had been convicted thereof according to law. The offense was still left a felony until reduced to a misdemeanor under the existing law. [ State v. Brown, 82 N.C. 585, 588 (N.C. 1880)]

De Frangentibus Prisonam is a term concerning those who break prison.