CHAPTER 433

FORMERLY HOUSE BILL NO. 706

AS AMENDED BY

HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 6533, SUBCHAPTER VII, CHAPTER 65, PART IV, TITLE 11, DELAWARE CODE TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE EDUCATION OF INMATES OUTSIDE ITS INSTITUTIONS AND FACILITIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware (two-thirds of all the members elected to each branch thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. Amend Section 6533, Subchapter VII, Chapter 65, Part IV, Title 11, Delaware Code, by striking such section in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

§ 6533. Outside employment or education; escape of employed or student inmate(s)

(a) The Department may adopt rules and regulations governing the employment or education of trustworthy inmates outside the institutions and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department, except that whenever the Department requests placement of inmates in a school of a reorganized school district, the approval of the Board of Education of that district shall be a prerequisite to such placement, and tuition shall be paid under the terms of Chapter 6, Title 14.

(b) Any inmate employed or being educated under the provisions of subsection (a) of this section shall continue to be in the legal custody of the Department, notwithstanding his absence from an institution by reason of such employment or education, and any employer or educator of any such person shall be considered the representative of, or keeper for the Department.

(c) Whoever, being an employer, educator or other person, through negligent control of the inmate or otherwise permits, or whoever counsels, advises, aids, assists, abets or procures the


escape from the legal control of the Department of any inmate employed or being educated under this subchapter shall be fined, or imprisoned, or both.

Approved June 15, 1972.