House Bill 344
149th General Assembly (2017 - 2018)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO CLASSIFICATION AND EMPLOYMENT.
The language set forth in this statute would remove barriers and unrealistic goals to offenders with learning disabilities when being considered for parole or a sentence modification. Requiring an offender with learning disabilities or a low IQ to complete a GED or high school diploma, unless ordered by the courts, is counter-productive to the treatment and programming of this segment of the prison population and prohibits them from seeking the same benefits of parole or sentence modification afforded to the general population. This amendment to the law allows an offender the opportunity to earn a high school diploma of modified performance standards upon successful completion of their Individualized Education Plan.
Takes effect upon being signed into law