At Central Prison in Raleigh, a new mental hospital reflects rise in mentally ill inmates | The American Independent

As the state wrestles with how closing Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Hospital will affect care for the mentally ill, it is preparing to open a new, five-story hospital for mentally ill inmates across the street at Central Prison.

The two facilities sit across from each other on Raleigh’s Western Boulevard, and their divergent states symbolize the split in how North Carolina and many states are caring for the mentally ill.

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