The term “prisoner” in Mont. Code Ann. § 45–5–204(1) is not facially ambiguous. Correct application of the canons of statutory interpretation give the term “prisoner” the plain meaning of a person whose liberty is restrained by law enforcement personnel, for any reason, including by reason of a conviction and sentence to a state prison.
State v. Madsen, 2013 MT 281,
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