Delaware Code, Title 29, SubSection 8905        January 04, 1995

The members of the Council on Correction are appointed by the Governor and they receive their statutory authority as outlined in the Delaware Code, Title 29, SubSection 8905 (see copy below for more information).

§ 8905. Council on Correction.

  1. There is established the Council on Correction.
  2. The Council on Correction shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner of Correction and shall consider matters relating to the development and progress of the correctional system of this State. The Council shall consider such other matters as may be referred to it by the Governor, the Commissioner and the Chief of the Bureau of Adult Correction. The Council may study, research, plan and advise the several chiefs, the Commissioner and the Governor on matters it deems appropriate to enable the Department to function in the best manner.
  3. The Council on Correction shall be composed of 11 members. Ten members shall be appointed for 3-year terms by the Governor, and additionally the Governor shall appoint a Chairperson to serve at his pleasure. The Council shall consider matters relating to the development and progress of the adult correctional system of this State, including correctional facilities and services provided to adult offenders.
  4. At least 5, but no more than 6, members of the Council shall be affiliated with 1 of the major political parties and at least 4, but no more than 5, of the newly appointed members shall be affiliated with the other major political party; provided, however, there shall be no more than a bare majority representation of 1 major political party over the other major political party. Any person who declines to announce his political affiliation shall also be eligible for appointment as a member of the Council.
  5. Members of the Council shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses incident to their duties as members of the Council. Failure to attend 3 consecutive regular meetings of the Council shall be construed as a request by that member to resign from the Council, and the Governor, upon notice from the Commissioner of the Department that a member has missed such meetings, may thereupon appoint another in his stead.
  6. Any replacement appointment to the Council to fill a vacancy prior to the expiration of a term shall be filled only for the remainder of the term.
  7. All meetings of the Council shall be open to the public. (60 Del. Laws, c. 251, § 14; 64 Del. Laws, c. 108, §§ 16, 17.)

Member Name

Term Expires

Roger M. Levy (Chairperson)

**at the pleasure of the Governor**

Melissa Dill


Jane Hovington


Elder Tyrone C. Johnson


Joseph Paesani


C. Edwin Perez


Richard D. Senato