May 8, 1995

Opinion asking (1) “Does a judge have the authority to sentence an individual to a program which a local detention facility does not have?” (2) “Is a jail administrator or sheriff required to operate a program which is not consistent with good security practices?” (3) “Can a judge mandate to a local government entity that it must establish a program which is not specifically required by state statute?”

Requested by: Mark Fitzgibbons, Director, Detention Center

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