Sununu expected to call for secure psychiatric hospital in budget address
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Gov. Chris Sununu is expected to announce an ambitious plan to end the incarceration of certain mental health patients at the state prison in his budget address on Thursday.
At least that’s the hope of people like state Rep. Renny Cushing, D-Hampton, and others who’ve been pushing for years to end the practice.
Cushing has filed a bill, with Republican co-sponsors, to change the name of the Secure Psychiatric Unit at the state prison to the New Hampshire Secure Psychiatric Hospital, and transfer control from the Department of Corrections to Health and Human Services by July 1.