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State of Texas


March 16, 1989

Mr. Jack Crump
Acting Executive Director
Texas Commission on Jail Standards
P.O. Box 12985
Austin, Texas 78711

Letter Opinion No. 89-024

Dear Mr. Crump:

In Letter Opinion 89-22, issued on March 10, 1989, we said that a contract entered into between the Reeves County Commissioners Court and a private vendor to operate the Reeves County Law Enforcement Center would be invalid because of the prohibition of article 5115d(h), V.T.C.S., which bars the conversion of a "facility" into a "correctional facility" under certain conditions.

We have subsequently been furnished a number of amendments to the proposed "professional management agreement," which amendments became effective on January 1, 1989, and which purport to alter the previous contract of August 29, 1988. The amendments make a series of changes in the contract which was considered in Letter Opinion 89-22. As a result, our conclusion in that opinion should not be regarded as definitive. Pending a review of the amendments to the professional management agreement and such other material as may be provided by the parties, Letter Opinion 89-22 should be considered inoperative.

      Yours very truly,

      Rick Gilpin
      Chairman
      Opinion Committee

      Yours very truly,

      Sarah Woelk
      Chief
      Letter Opinion Section
      Opinion Committee


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