H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Aug 28, 2013 11:30 PM by KSBY News

New mental health facility unveiled at California Men's Colony

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation unveiled a new mental health treatment facility at the California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo on Wednesday.

It will provide in-patient care to inmates who require 24-hour a day treatment.

In a different part of the facility, another 50 inmates can receive in-patient care.

A team of psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and psychologists were added to the CMC staff.

Officials say as many as 25% of inmates housed at the prison need access to mental health treatment.

The 45,000 square foot facility was funded through Assembly Bill 900.

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