Star Trek: The Original Series/The brig


Have they ever shown or mentioned if it's possible or impossible to beam someone out of the brig? I know people like Seven have broken out of it, but say you're a Romulan and they throw you in the brig (like Enterprise Incident). Could your ship beam you out of your cell or do force fields block it? (Granted, shields would have to be down.)

I did some researching and I found that the brig employs a high level force field all around the cell, not just the door. A transporter beam is not powerful enough to get past the force field to achieve a lock on. In Star Trek V, Scotty broke into a brig cell with a phaser but I think the only reason he was able to do that is because he is the chief engineer... I doubt just anybody could have pulled it off.

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