The Maine Correctional Facilities Construction, Purchasing and Renovation Bond Issue, also known as Question 2, was on the November 5, 1991 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was defeated. The measure would have issued $5.5 million in bonds for construction, purchasing and renovation of correctional facilities. Specifically, $1.55 million would have been used for a 50 bed prerelease center in Cumberland or York County, $1.55 million for a community-based diversion and restitution center in Androscoggin or Penobscot County, $1.35 million for a 50 bed minimum security housing unit at the Downeast Correctional Center, $1 million for reconstruction and renovations at the Maine State Prison at Thomaston and $50,000 for the establishment of a women's unit in Hallowell. The estimated interest on the bonds at 5.6 percent over 5 years was $924,000.
This measure was the third time in as many years that funding for prisons was put to voters as a legislatively-referred bond question and defeated. The first, in 1989, would have issued $35 million in bonds to build, repair and renovate adult correctional facilities. The second, in 1990, would have issued $20,250,000 in bonds to build, purchase, plan and renovate correction facilities and to study future operation needs.
| Maine Question 2 (1991)|
|Yes|| 132,898|| 35.38%|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you favor a $5,500,000 bond issue for construction, purchasing and renovation of correctional facilities?
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed April 29, 2014
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "State of Maine General Election, November 5, 1991: Important Notice to All Voters of the State of Maine," October 29, 1991
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Laws of the State of Maine, "Private and Special Laws, Chapter 48," accessed April 29, 2014
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.