CMHIPColorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo
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But years of budget cuts hindered the state's ability to provide timely competency hearings and reduced the number of beds available at CMHIP and other facilities.
The state was facing $80,000-a-day fines if it did not find beds at CMHIP for the county jail inmates.
8, the CMHIP staff opened the unit and all inmates on the waiting list have now been served.
But instead of receiving mental health care at CMHIP, they are unjustifiably confined in jail for months on end," Lock said.
Civil adult clients are referred for admission by the states Community Mental Health Centers, and CMHIP also serves the Adolescent and Geriatric population.