HB 258

  • Delaware House Bill
  • 150th General Assembly (2019-2020)
  • Introduced in House Jan 29, 2020
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

An Act To Amend Title 11 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Prisons And Prisoners.


This bill allows the Department of Correction to implement prison nurseries, which would allow women inmates that give birth during their time incarcerated the option of raising their infant up to the age of 18 months. Studies have shown that prison nurseries allow a mother and child to bond during this critical time of infancy and in turn lowers recidivism rates of these women inmates. This bill would further take the burden off of the foster care system and reduce the damage done between the mother and child relationship as a result of imprisonment.

Bill Sponsors (29)

Laura V. Sturgeon



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Jan 29, 2020


Assigned to Appropriations Committee in House

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee

Jun 30, 2019


Introduced in House and Assigned to Corrections Committee


Reported Out of Committee (Corrections) in House with 5 On Its Merits

  • Committee-Passage

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