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Tennessee Prisoner Treatment and Conditions, Amendment 1 (1998)

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Tennessee Amendment 1, also known as the Prisoner Treatment and Conditions Amendment, was on the November 3, 1998 ballot in the state of Tennessee as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment, where it was approved. Approveda

Election results

Tennessee Prisoner Treatment and Conditions, Amendment 1 (1998)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 526,531 68.6%
No240,82931.4%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1

Shall the Tennessee Constitution be amended by deleting Article I, Section 32, in its entirety and substituting instead the following?

Section 32. That the erection of safe prisons, the inspection of prisons, and the humane treatment of prisoners, shall be provided for.
YES        ( )
NO          ( )

Constitutional changes

Amendment 1 replaced Article I, Section 32 of the Tennessee Constitution.

See also

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