HOUSE BILL NO. 61
AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS TO NAME THE KENT CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION LOCATED AT 300 WATER STREET, DOVER, DELAWARE, AS THE JOHN E. MORRIS CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION IN HONOR OF THE LATE JOHN EDWARD MORRIS, REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE 34TH DISTRICT FROM 1972 TO 1980.
WHEREAS, Representative John Edward Morris was a distinguished Kent Countian whose service to the citizens of Kent County as a Representative from 1972 to 1980 was outstanding; and
WHEREAS, Ed Morris' career was varied in that he successfully pursued many different careers, but perhaps the closest one to his heart was his love for children and to be able to lend a helping hand to those who were not only i"•5 fortunate in the socio economic scheme of things, but also for those who ran afoul of the law; and
WHEREAS, Ed Morris dedicated his life as a counselor In juvenile corrections and was instrumental in establishing the Stevenson Home in Milford to house youth offenders and subsequently became the Superintendent; and
WHEREAS, the Kent Correctional Center located at 300 Water Street, Dover, Delaware was one of Ed Morris' deepest concerns and he devoted countless hours in trying to make the institution an effective rehabilitative center for wayward youth; and
WHEREAS, naming the Kent Correctional institution in honor of John E. Morris is highly fitting and proper.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. The Department of Corrections is hereby authorized and directed to name the Kent Correctional Institution located at 300 Water Street, Dover, Delaware as the John E. Morris Correctional institution in honor of the late John E. Morris, Representative from the 34th District, Kent County.
Approved April 12, 1985.