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Gov. Perry Designates Jackson as Presiding Officer of Texas Commission on Jail Standards

Thursday, June 05, 2003  •  Appointment

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the designation of Jim L. Jackson of Dallas as presiding officer of the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. The commission establishes standards for the care and treatment of county prisoners and the construction, maintenance and operation of county jails.

Jackson has served as Dallas County commissioner since 1974. He is active in the National Association of Counties, where he serves on the Steering Committee of the Large Urban County Caucus and as chair of the Deferred Compensation Advisory Committee. Jackson also is a founding member and former chair of the Texas Conference of Urban Counties, a member of the National Association of Superhighways Coalition and past president of the North Central Texas Council of Governments. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas. Jackson was appointed to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards in 1999 for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2004.

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