CHAPTER 168

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 337

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 5, TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ESCAPES BY PRISONERS FROM THE CUSTODY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES OR THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS.

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

Section 1. Amend §1252 of Chapter 5, Title 11 of the Delaware Code by striking said section in its entirety and substituting In lieu thereof a new Section 1252 to read as follows:

"§1252. Escape in the Second Degree; Class E Felony

A person is guilty of escape in the second degree when he escapes from a detention facility or from the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services or the Department of Corrections.

Escape in the second degree is a Class E Felony."

Section 2. Amend §1253 of Chapter 5, Title II of the Delaware Code by striking the paragraph beginning with the words "A person" and ending with the words "Social Services" and substituting in lieu thereof the following new paragraph to read as follows:

"A person shall be guilty of escape after conviction if such person, after entering a plea of guilty or having been convicted by the court, escapes from a detention facility or from the custody of the Department of Health and Social Services or the Department of Corrections."

Approved July 14, 1981.