Proposed Bill Would Continue Funding For Machiasport Prison

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Washington County lawmakers will submit a bill to extend funding for Downeast Correctional Facility.

The prison is slated to close in June.

Last year, it was announced the facility would close, but lawmakers authorized more money to keep it open.

The bill will be presented to the Criminal Justice And Public Safety Committee at a public hearing on Monday.