More Mental Health Services For Pueblo County Jail

The Pueblo Board of County Commissioners has approved a grant that will pay for a person from Spanish Peaks Behavioral Health Center to work 40 hours a week at the county jail.

Detention Bureau Chief Darlene Alcala says the grant money is coming to the county from a state program with no matching funds required, according to the Pueblo Chieftain. It will augment mental health services already provided

Alcala says the grant is important because, once they leave custody inmates will have a line on services outside of the jail setting.