CHAPTER 325

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 431

AN ACT TO REIMBURSE RAYMOND W. ANDERSON, FORMER SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DELAWARE CORRECTIONAL CENTER, CERTAIN AMOUNTS PAID BY HIM TO CERTAIN PERSONS KNOWN AS THE "SMYRNA FIVE".

WHEREAS, on May 7, 1973, Lieutenant Earl Pope was attacked and repeatedly stabbed by a group of five inmates; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Anderson, in the performance of his duties as Superintendent and in response to the stabbing attack, ordered the now-known "Smyrna Five" to be placed in segregation in support of his staff and for the future protection of both inmates and staff; and

WHEREAS, on November 2, 1976, Raymond W. Anderson was required to pay the sum of $1,584.82 to inmates Lester M. Johnson, Ronald Payne, Carl Henry, Thomas LeGrande, and Gary Watson (known as the "Smyrna Five") as the outcome of steps taken by Superintendent Anderson in the course of his employment at the prison, and in response to the stabbing attack on Lieutenant Pope.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):

Section 1. The sum of one thousand five hundred eighty-four dollars and eighty-two cents ($1,584.82) is hereby awarded to Raymond IL Anderson to reimburse him for the payment he was required to make to the Smyrna Five.

Approved June 13, 1978.