Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to assure that the former Essex county house of correction is not reopened as a jail, house of correction or like facility, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the former Essex county house of correction, located in the city of Lawrence, shall not be reopened, in whole or in part, as a jail, house of correction, detention center, or as any other kind of facility with a corrective or detention function for adult or juvenile offenders.
SECTION 2. The county commissioner of Essex county shall transfer all rights, title and interest in the land and buildings within which the former Essex county house of correction is located to the city of Lawrence for the sum of one dollar. Said transfer shall take place on or before February first, nineteen hundred and ninety-two.
SECTION 3. The provisions of section one shall not be affected by the transfer described in section two.