CMHIPColorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo
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CMHIP and Colorado Mental Health Institute Fort Logan are Colorado's only two state-run psychiatric hospitals.
At CMHIP, the couple's daughter was for her to get the help she needed, she'd have to commit a felony and be placed in a hospital for the criminally insane," Paul says.
His daughter was released from CMHIP with a prescription she never filled.
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.