Oregon Prohibition of State Prisoner Employment by Private Firms, Measure 18 (1912)

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The Oregon Prohibition of State Prisoner Employment by Private Firms, also known as Measure 18, was on the November 5, 1912 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure prohibited private firm’s from employing prisoners at the State Penitentiary, but allowed public projects, upon the request of the superintendent of the state institution desiring them or the County Court, to utilize their labor for highways.[1]

Also on the ballot for 1912 was Measure 19, which was approved, thus prohibiting the employment of county, city and town prisoners by any private firm.

Election results

Oregon Measure 18 (1912)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 73,800 66.31%
No37,49233.69%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

A bill for an Act prohibiting the employment of convicts of the State Penitentiary by any private person, firm or corporation and authorizing their use on public highways and State institutions on the request of the County Court or superintendent of the State institution desiring to employ them. --- Vote YES or NO.

336. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

337. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 18 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on July 2, 1912.[1]

See also

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Approveda Oregon Prohibition of County or City Prisoner Employment by Private Firms, Measure 19 (1912)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 1, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.