CHAPTER 214 - JAILS AND WORKHOUSES

AN ACT TO AMEND 4145 SECTION 28, CHAPTER 101, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE 1935 BY PROVIDING FOR AN ANNUAL APPROPRIATION FROM THE LEVY COURT OF NEW CASTLE COUNTY FOR THE PAYMENT OF EXPENSES OF THE OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE NEW CASTLE COUNTY WORKHOUSE

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

Section 1. That 4145 Section 28, Chapter 101, Revised Code of Delaware 1935 be and the same is hereby repealed, and that the following, to be known as 4145, Section 28, Section 28a, Section 28b, Chapter 101, Revised Code of Delaware 1935 be substituted in lieu thereof:

Section 28. All persons convicted of any crime and committed to the custody of the Trustees of The New Castle County Workhouse shall be compelled to labor at some suitable employment eight hours each secular day, unless physically disabled, provided, however, that it shall be unlawful for any prisoner or prisoners confined in the New Castle County Workhouse to be employed at or to work at the labor of repairing, painting, or refinishing any automobile except such automobiles as may be owned by the State of Delaware or some political subdivision thereof. For all overwork each prisoner shall receive credit and be paid. The money earned by overwork may, at the option of the prisoner, be sent to his family, be expended for such articles as he may have in prison under the rules, or may accumulate and be paid to him in lump at the time he is discharged.

Section 28a. The cost of maintenance of prisoners committed to the custody of the Trustees of The New Castle County Workhouse shall be paid for by each of the Counties, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, from which said prisoners are committed. The cost of maintenance of prisoners so committed from Kent County and Sussex County shall be paid by the Levy Court of the County from which said prisoner is committed at a rate not to exceed $1.00 daily per capita. Such payments are to be made from the General Funds of said Kent and Sussex Counties upon the request of the Trustees.

Section 28b. The Trustees of The New Castle County Workhouse, shall, on or before the first day of June in the year 1941 and on or before the first day of June of each year thereafter, prepare and submit to the Levy Court of New Castle County a budget of the amount estimated to be necessary for the following year for the operation of The New Castle County Workhouse and for the maintenance of prisoners committed thereto from New Castle County. Upon approval by the Levy Court of New Castle County of the budget so submitted, the Levy Court of New Castle County, on the first day of July of each year, shall appropriate from the General Fund of New Castle County the amount of said budget, and shall pay the same to the said Trustees in installments as required and needed by the said Trustees for the operation and maintenance of the said New Castle County Workhouse. From the money so appropriated by and received from the Levy Court, of New Castle County, the Trustees shall provide for the payment of the expenses of the operation of the Workhouse, the maintenance of prisoners committed from New Castle County, as well as payments of interest and principal upon outstanding bonds of the said New Castle County Workhouse. Any unexpended balance of such appropriation for any year shall be noted in the budget for the following year and shall be credited against the appropriation for the following year.

Section 2. All acts, parts of acts, sections or parts of sections of the laws of the State of Delaware inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency only.

Approved April 14, 1941.