Oklahoma State Prisoners in County Jails, State Question 682 (1998)

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The Oklahoma State Prisoners in County Jails Amendmentalso known as State Question 682, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in Oklahoma as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure allowed the state to enter into contracts with counties and cities to house state inmates. The measure also allowed contracted counties and cities to build new jails or additions to current jails to accommodate the additional inmates.[1]

Election results

Oklahoma State Question 682 (1998)
Approveda Yes 422,512 53.46%

Election results via: Oklahoma Secretary of State

Text of measure

Ballot title

The official ballot title appeared as:[2]

This measure amends the Oklahoma Constitution. It would add a new section to the Constitution. It would add a section to Article 10. Article 10 deals with public indebtedness. The amendment would allow the state to enter into contracts. The contracts would be with counties and cities. The contracts would be for housing state inmates. The term of such a contract could be for as long as fifteen years. The amendment also provides that a county or city wanting to do this could build a jail or add to an existing jail. The county or city could pay for the jail by any method allowed by the Constitution or state law.


Full text

The full text of the measure can be read here.

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  1. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Questions," accessed November 24, 2014
  2. Oklahoma Secretary of State, "State Question 682," accessed November 24, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.