Board OKs continuation of mental competency program at Riverside jail

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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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