|Department of corrections to build mental health facility for inmates|
The Illinois Department of Corrections is building a 200-bed mental health facility in Joliet to help provide the most intensive level of care for men and women with mental illness or who require long-term skilled nursing care while incarcerated.
“We are changing the way we do corrections in Illinois,” said corrections Director John Baldwin. “When an individual is sentenced to our care and treatment, our goal is to send them home healthier and more well-adjusted. This new, state-of the-art facility will help accomplish that.”
The facility will be located on the same grounds as the Joliet Treatment Center and will provide inpatient beds and programs for those with a mental illness.
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