Disability Rights Center Opposes Building New Secure Psychiatric Forensic Unit
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Gov. Chris Sununu has stated he supports moving civilly committed patients out of the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the men’s prison, but it’s unknown whether that will include funding for a new facility in his budget address on Thursday.
In a brief teaser about what to expect Thursday, a news release from Sununu’s office said he will address “the state’s plan for moving the civilly committed population at the SPU out of the State Prison.”
Rep. Renny Cushing’s bill to require the Secure Psychiatric Unit be moved to the control of the Department of Health and Human Services instead of the Department of Corrections received a great deal of positive testimony on Tuesday. The bill would also require the planing and construction of a new facility.