CHAPTER 283

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 492

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE TO PROHIBIT THE PLACEMENT OF FEMALE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS IN MALE HOUSING UNITS AND TO PROHIBIT PLACEMENT OF MALE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS IN FEMALE HOUSING UNITS.

WHEREAS, it is found that the placement of correctional officers of one sex in the housing units for inmates of the opposite sex places an undue burden on the officers; and

WHEREAS, it is found that the placement of correctional officers of one sex in the housing units for inmates of the opposite sex violates the privacy of those inmates.

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

Section 1. Amend Title 29, Chapter 89, Section 8903 of the Delaware Code to include a new subsection (10) which shall read as follows:

"(10) To adopt a plan for use of personnel within the correctional system which plan will prohibit the placement or assignment of guards of one sex within housing units for inmates of the opposite sex unless the Commissioner shall determine that emergency conditions require such placement."

Approved June 27,1980.