Officials’ Solution To State’s Shortage Of Mental Health Beds: Privatization
But the contractor's past troubles concern some critics.
California Counties Look To Private Firm To Run New State Psychiatric Hospital
A statewide consortium of county mental health officials is planning to create California's first privately-run state mental health hospital. It says it's the fastest way to address the persistent shortage of beds for the state’s most dangerously and severely mentally ill. But critics of prison privatization worry care will worsen, pointing to past problems with the contractor, Correct Care Recovery Solutions, a spinoff of the private prison giant GEO Group. (Gilbertson, 10/27)