Thursday, December 21, 2017

State plans new psychiatric facilities to take pressure off youth prison, official says

PORTLAND, Maine — The state intends to set up secure, regional psychiatric facilities to serve young people with serious mental illness and relieve pressure on Maine’s youth prison, Department of Corrections officials said Thursday.

For more than a year, the Long Creek Youth Development Center has been strained by the influx of teenagers whose needs prison officials have acknowledged cannot be met in a corrections facility.

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