Senate Bill 183
151st General Assembly (Present)
Senate Corrections & Public Safety 6/11/21
Awaiting consideration in Committee
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO GOOD TIME CREDIT.
This Act provides good-time credits to all persons who served time in a Level 4 or Level 5 facility during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to restore the lost opportunities to earn programming credits due to pandemic restrictions. The credits are awarded at the rate of 10 days per month served mirroring the existing amount of time that can be earned for participating in programming. The Act also provides that good-time releases cannot be delayed for program completion if the program in question was suspended, delayed, or cancelled during the pandemic. This Act further directs the Department to award an additional 1 week of good-time credit to inmates who accept a vaccine in order to bolster the Department’s efforts to incentivize inmates to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Act also makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.
Takes effect upon being signed into law