Maine Machias Correctional Facility Bond, Question 1 (2002)

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Maine Question 1 was on the November 5, 2002 election ballot in Maine. It was defeated, with 36.6% of voters in favor.

Election results

Question 1
Defeatedd No309,56963.34%
Yes 179,173 36.66%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Do you favor a $25,000,000 bond issue to raise funds to build a new correctional facility in Machias and to make improvements to the Maine Correctional Center in South Windham?

The proceeds of the sale of the bonds must be expended as designated in the following schedule.

CORRECTIONS, DEPARTMENT OF $13.9 million: Construct a new correctional facility in Machias to replace the existing Downeast Correctional Facility in Bucks Harbor in order to meet the need for minimum custody prison beds, achieve operational efficiencies and compliance with state and national environmental and building standards, and to support enhanced transition programs for prisoners reentering the community.

$11.1 million: Construct an infirmary and extended care unit for special needs prisoners, to modernize existing buildings and to enhance security at the Maine Correctional Center in South Windham in order to met current and future medical needs of the prisoner population, support treatment programs for health care, substance abuse and sex offenders and improve intake and reception.


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