January 23, 1997

Opinion informing that there are drink and other vending machines located within the Edgefield County Jail which are used by the prisoners and visitors to the County Jail. Coins removed from these machines have been placed in an account designated by the Sheriff, who is also the Chief Jail Keeper, as a recreation fund, and this opinion addresses whether this is an appropriate use of the fund.

Requested by: Thomas A. Mims, Esquire

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