Gov. Steve Bullock rejected an offer from CoreCivic to extend its contract to manage Montana’s only private prison, because the company asked for a 15 percent increase in payments.

Bullock told MTN News that [quote] “It doesn’t make sense for Montanans.” CoreCivic said Wednesday that the net increase under the offer would be only about 4 percent, and they’d give back $35 million to the state. CoreCivic’s contract to manage Crossroads Correctional Center in Shelby expires next year.