Based (loosely) on a recent event here in Ontario: https://www.thespec.com/news/crime/2020/08/18/do-not-approach-milton-prisoner-released-by-mistake-into-community.html
Sam has been correctly convicted of a serious criminal offence. He's been sentenced to 5 years, all appeals have been exhausted, and he's 12 months into his sentence.
So he's surprised when the Correctional Officers tell him, one morning, that he is to be released immediately. Sam knows of no reason that he should be released. He decides to just do as he's told, gathers his possessions from his cell and from storage, and is processed out the door, and walks away.
A few hours later it becomes clear that a different prisoner was supposed to be released. Much confusion ensues, and authorities explain that they are "actively looking" for Sam.
To be clear, Sam did not take the place of another prisoner that was to be released. He did not somehow arrange for an incorrect order to come to the prison. Because of some purely internal Corrections accidental paper-work foul-up, the prison received proper instructions to release Sam specifically, and they did.
So, assuming that Sam is located quickly, has he committed any additional offence? Should he have protested his release, and insisted on staying in prison?