Lawmakers will consider a bill that would keep the Downeast Correctional Facility open for another year.
Governor LePage has been pushing to close the aging facility as a way to save money. But supporters said the facility is needed and argue it's also an important employer in the area.
The bill to be considered would provide $5.5million in funding.
The bill would also require the state to report on the effects a prison closure would have on the local economy.