§ 6540. Discharge allowance.
(a) Persons discharged upon completion of their term or released on parole or mandatory conditional release may be supplied in accordance with the Department’s rules and regulations, within budget requirements, with satisfactory clothing and transportation to the point of destination within the State. If the inmate’s family is financially able, or if the inmate has resources, these shall be used prior to the use of public funds.
(b) Payments to eligible inmates who upon their release from an adult correctional facility are financially unable to obtain transportation away from the facility shall be expended as follows:
(1) Upon release, a prisoner who within 30 days prior to release has $50 or more in the prisoner’s inmate account or accounts shall not be eligible for such payment, but shall be paid the amount in the prisoner’s inmate account or accounts.
(2) Upon release, a prisoner who has less than $50 in the prisoner’s inmate account or accounts shall be paid the amount remaining in the prisoner’s account or accounts and may be paid an additional sum sufficient to ensure transportation to the prisoner’s place of residence. Such sum sufficient, together with the funds available in the inmate account, shall not exceed $50.
(3) Any prisoner who, after using option (1) or (2) of this subsection, has insufficient funds to provide a one-way bus ticket to the prisoner’s place of residence, shall forfeit all such funds and shall be provided with a one-way bus ticket to the prisoner’s place of residence, as well as sufficient funding to provide food during travel. (11 Del. C. 1953, § 6539; 54 Del. Laws, c. 349, § 1; 62 Del. Laws, c. 259, § 1; 73 Del. Laws, c. 320, § 2; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.)