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Delaware Code Title 11. Crimes and Criminal Procedure § 6503. Definitions

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As used in this chapter:

(1) “Commissioner” or “Commissioner of Correction” means the Commissioner of the Department of Correction.

(2) “Department” means the Department of Correction. References in other statutes to the State Board of Corrections or Board of Trustees or workhouse or jail shall be deemed to mean the Department.

(3) “Law” includes the laws and ordinances of this State, political subdivisions and municipalities thereof.

(4) “Offender” includes any person convicted of a crime or offense as defined in § 101 of this title or the ordinances of any incorporated municipality of this State, including a person committed for civil or criminal contempt, except,

a. A person not yet 18 years old when adjudged by a Family or Juvenile Court of this State except when committed to the Department in accordance with law, and

b. A person who has been determined to be mentally ill or criminally inclined and has been committed to another appropriate authority.

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