Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The county commissioners of Norfolk county are hereby authorized to use for correctional purposes the building known as the former nurses' quarters on the grounds of the Norfolk county hospital to operate the Braintree alternative center.
Said center shall remain in operation only until June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eighty-nine or for a period of thirty days after the opening of a jail and house of correction replacing the present correction facility in the town of Dedham, whichever first occurs.
The inmate population of said center shall not exceed fifty-six. The physical character of the said nurses' quarters shall not be changed. No court of the commonwealth shall sentence any person to said center. All inmates housed at said center shall be placed there by the authority of the sheriff of said county after consultation with the chief of police of the town of Braintree, in accordance with existing procedures.
Said sheriff shall operate said center as a temporary, minimum security alternative correction center in accordance with the guidelines of said county for the operation of such a center. No inmate shall be housed at said center who does not conform to the provisions of said guidelines. No inmate convicted of sexual offenses, breaking and entering a dwelling house or trafficking in controlled substances shall be housed at said center.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.