CHAPTER 121 - COMMISSION ON PRISON INDUSTRIES

AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE STATE USE SYSTEM OF INDUSTRIES IN THE PUBLIC WELFARE INSTITUTIONS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. The Governor shall appoint a commission on prison industries consisting of six members, two of whom shall be representatives of industry, two representatives of labor, and two representatives of the general public. Said Commission shall serve without pay at the pleasure of the Governor. The chairman of the Board of Trustees of all penal institutions of the State producing or capable of producing commodities, or some agency selected by said respective Boards, shall be ex-officio members of said Commission.

Section 2. It shall be the duty of said Commission:

(a) To ascertain ways and means of employing the inmates of such institutions without any added tax burden to the public, and also without bringing the product resulting from such employment into open market competition with the products of free labor and industry.

(b) To provide, through suitable employment, for the occupational training of such inmates for the purpose of establishing their rehabilitation to the end that they may be restored to a useful place in society upon their release.

(c) To ascertain ways and means whereby commodities produced or capable of being produced at penal institutions in the State may be utilized by other publicly maintained institutions, either within or outside this State.

Section 3. Said Commission shall report its findings, together with its recommendations, to the One Hundred and Sixth General Assembly of the State.

Section 4. The reasonable expenses of said Commission actually incurred not to exceed the sum of One Hundred 0100.00) Dollars shall be paid by the State Treasurer out of the general fund of the State not otherwise appropriated, upon warrants signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the Commission and approved by the Auditor of Accounts.

Approved April 24, 1935.