Board OKs continuation of mental competency program at Riverside jail

City News Service Special to Valley News The Riverside County Board of Supervisors approved county Sheriff Chad Bianco’s request Tuesday, March 23, to extend a contract with a health care administrator to manage treatment services for psychologically impaired inmates at the Robert Presley Jail in Riverside at an aggregate cost of $4.82 million. The board’s 5-0 vote clears Bianco to cinch a three-year extension with Liberty Healthcare of California Inc. The firm was first hired in October 2013 to oversee the “Jail-Based Competency Treatment Program,” and contract renewals have continued since then. The three-year extension under the new terms expires Dec. 31, 2023. The California Department of State Hospitals, which is likely to reimburse the county for all program co
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