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20 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 18- April 24, 1997 Sussex boot camp opens its doors; to accommodate 100 inmates By Kerry Kester with a pro-active approach toward (SCI), was built to accommodate boot camp, cadets will undergo a in the sentence that the person is The Sussex Correctional Insti- tution's boot camp, the first of its kind in Delaware, officially began operation on Tuesday, April 15. The boot camp is designed to re- place traditional incarceration Milton Continued from page 18 Even though the contract for the street work was awarded to Jer- ry's Paving earlier this month, Cannon questioned whether the contract could be amended to in- clude different streets than those - named. As a resident, he said it is his opinion that there are streets that are in worse condition than those chosen for repair. He also questioned the choice of resurfac- ing material in some cases. "I want to know if the town has an evaluation process? How are the roads to be worked on deter- mined? Does the town have a pavement management system?" Cannon asked. "Do you have ex- perts to estabfish a criteria." He told council members that Delaware Tech, Terry Campus criminal behavioral reform for f'wst-time offenders. According to Richard Tabler, Sussex Boot Camp commander, the facility, located on the grounds of Sussex Correctional Institution ! has a pavement management con- suiting service that may be avail- able to the town. Resident Ed Har- ris also commented on the road resurfacing situation. He has at- tended council meetings regularly and has frequently commented on what he sees as inappropriate plans for repairs of roads. He be- lieves that the plan to resurface one end before the other should be revised. He said the ideal would be to repair the entire street, or to repair the end that has the greatest need. Mayor Jack Busbey took re- sponsibility for the choice of roads that are scheduled to be re- paired. He said that he and com- mittee members looked at every street that is maintained by Mil- ton, and made choices regarding the streets, and the material to be used to resurface. "I'm glad to ac- cept the recommendations. We will refer them to the street com- mittee and act on some of them." i00ighthouse estaurant At Fisherman's Wharf in Lewes. 645-6271 New Menu Items DINNER Fm Point. Po pu mbd  dmd.r  &immo peppm ...... Tdp- Mi Tacos,Mozzarela SScks, Potalo Poppms. A vary of qcu & tastes shaa &  . ammd  &  bamih a .na bl walnutlamto md a dmh ot mm ................................... 14.95 Nm York ldp lmk. a 10 oz. Idp mak gdled b ImtPeralum servecl with ttavomd rnmon butmr .............................................. 15.95 100 inmates. Ninety of those residents will be men; the remaining 10 will be women. The first squad transport- ed on Tuesday into the new facili- ty from others throughout the state consisted of 28 men and two women. The inmates who are ac- cepted into the program must be at least 18, and there is no upper age limit, said Tabler, "but they must be able to mentally and physically complete the program." The program, he said, lasts for 180 days. There will be three pla- toons, he said, determined by the cadets' level in the program: be- ginner, intermediate and ad- vanced. Cadets stay in each pla- toon for two months. While at course of study to include military discipline, drill and ceremony; drug counseling and education; adult basic education; vocational education, specifically focusing on job skills and job readiness; and health education. Another component of boot camp, Tabler said, is community service. That work, he explained, will be labor intensive and could include pro- jects such as highway clean-ups, beach replenishment or repair work, state parks work, or emer- gency labor such as filling sand bags in preparation for major storms. To qualify for admittance in the program, a person must be a first time, non-violent offender. A judge or magistrate may include "boot camp eligible." Following that, the offender must opt for the program; it is not designed to be a mandatory sentence. "Fabler said that only offenders who choose to participate in the program are likely to find success with it. However, if a cadet proves unsuc- cessful at boot camp, the original sentence can be carried out through traditional SCI incarcera- tion. After successful completion of boot camp, cadets will be re- leased on Level IV probation, fol- lowed by Level III probation. At Level IV, people are in a half-way house type of environment and re- ceive intensive supervision. At Level III, they are no longer re- quired to live in a half-way house. Saturday, April 26th 9 a.m.-5 p.m. !! We are pleased to announce the iRAND OPENING of our NEW hind The Roadhouse Steak Joint at Midwa' Storewide Door Prizes Free Gifts Refreshments ONE DAY ONLY *Excludes printing, copies and special orders. MIDWAY SUPPLY Where Quality & Customers Meet BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER 7a,m,-9:00p,m, Fri, and Sat. 7 a.m, t,'l 9:30 D m