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Mental Health Services

Overview

Mental Health services are provided at all facilities by a staff of professional psychiatrists, advance practice psychiatric nurses, psychologists, social workers, and master’s level counseling clinicians. Mental Health provides constitutionally required care for inmates and encompasses the entire spectrum of care, including screening/assessment; crisis intervention; co-occurring disorder treatment; suicide prevention; appropriate levels of outpatient, intermediate, and acute/inpatient mental health services; restrictive housing evaluations; and reentry/pre-discharge planning/preparation. 

Inpatient care is provided at specialty housing units, which are located at Joseph Harp Correctional Center and Mabel Bassett Correctional Center. The agency also partners with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to coordinate intense reentry services for those inmates with serious mental illness. This partnership has yielded excellent results in successfully reintegrating this population back into the community with a decreased recidivism rate.