CHAPTER 96

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 97

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENTS NOS. 1 and 2

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 65, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO WORK BY INMATES OF DELAWARE PRISONS.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend §6532, Chapter 65, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by adding the following subsections:

"(d) The Department may also assign inmates to community work projects including, but not limited to, Utter control along State highways and on State beaches and trash removal from State facilities. Such assignments, for which the inmates shall be paid, shall not be available for prisoners serving time for conviction of crimes classified as A or B felonies. Compensation for such services shall include either pay to inmates participating in such projects, at rates fixed by the Department, or a credit of time toward the sentence such inmate is serving, such credit to be fixed by the Department.

(e) Before entering into an agreement with any other State Department seeking prisoner-workers as in subsection (d) above the Department of Corrections shall start a pilot litter-control program in each of the three counties with the cooperation of the Department of Transportation. The Department of Transportation shall advise the Department of Corrections as to the kinds of equipment and the costs thereof that will be required and will act at all times as the consultant to the Department of Corrections in this program."

Approved July 5,1979.