Private Firm Considered For LA County’s Expansion Of Care For Inmates With Mental Illnesses
The hope is that when the potential contract ends in November 2018, the county would fully take over the program.
LA County Eyes Private Firm For Expansion Of Care For Mentally Ill Inmates
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to consider a motion Tuesday that would hire a private firm to manage the expansion of care for medium-security inmates with serious mental illness. County Department of Health Services Director Dr. Mitchell Katz proposed that the supervisors approve a two-year, $5.6 million contract with Liberty Healthcare Corporation to augment existing mental health services for that category of inmate. Under the contract, Liberty would hire a mix of county and private mental health workers to beef up the staff at the Pitchess Detention Center North Facility in Castaic. (Glickman, 10/17)