CHAPTER 739

FORMERLY

SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 47

DIRECTING THE ACTING COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO CEASE THE LETTING OF A FORMAL CONTRACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WOMEN'S PRISON UNTIL THE COMMITTEE ON ADULT AND JUVENILE CORRECTIONS RENDERS ITS FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

WHEREAS, the members of the 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware have recently learned that the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Adult and Juvenile Corrections is about to consummate a formal contract for the construction of a women's prison; and

WHEREAS, the Senate Committee on Adult and Juvenile Corrections is presently investigating the entire Correctional System pursuant to Senate Resolution No. 103; and

WHEREAS, one of the primary objectives of the Senate Standing Committee on Adult and Juvenile Corrections has been the overcrowded conditions of the Delaware Correctional System and how it can be alleviated; and

WHEREAS, it would be post haste for the Department of Adult and Juvenile Corrections to undertake any construction program for the housing of women inmates until they have reviewed the findings of the Senate Standing Committee on Adult and Juvenile Corrections; and

WHEREAS, it is the feeling of the members of the 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware that any effort to construct a women's prison should be held in obeyance pending the findings and recommendations of the Committee on Adult and Juvenile Corrections.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the 128th General Assembly of the State of Delaware, the Governor concurring therein, that the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Adult and Juvenile Corrections is hereby directed to cease any activity on the letting of a formal contract for the construction of a women's prison until the Senate Committee on Adult and Juvenile Corrections renders its final recommendations to the General Assembly.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall be made a part of the Senate and House Journals and that a copy be forwarded to the Acting Commissioner of Adult and Juvenile Corrections immediately upon passage.

Approved February 2, 1976