In determining the location of a facility to be built, the department, in evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of the proposed location, shall consider whether the proposed location is:
close enough to a county with 100,000 or more inhabitants to provide access to services and other resources provided in such a county;
cost-effective with respect to its proximity to other facilities of the department;
close to an area that would facilitate release of inmates or persons confined in state jail felony facilities to their area of residence; and
close to an area that provides adequate educational opportunities and medical care.Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 212, Sec. 2.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1989. Renumbered from Sec. 495.007 and amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 16, Sec. 10.01(a), eff. Aug. 26, 1991. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 321, Sec. 1.024, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.