LCMHF houses the most severely and persistently mentally ill adult male inmates within the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC), along with a significant number of inmates with borderline personality disorders or a conduct disorder which makes them an unacceptable risk for housing in another facility.
LCMHF consists of a maximum-security central unit with 150 beds and a minimum-security West Unit with 288 work detail beds. The facility’s Central Unit serves as a transitional unit for inmates who are not able to function in the general population of a traditional correctional institution for mental health reasons, but are not in need of psychiatric hospitalization. Inmates are assigned to this facility by mental health staff at other correctional institutions.
In addition, 115 beds are reserved for KDOC offenders housed in the Isaac Ray Building on the Larned State Hospital campus. There, inmates are provided mental health care and treatment in either the acute care or the residential rehabilitation program (RRP). The purpose of RRP is to provide psychiatric rehabilitation and vocational services to adult males referred from the KDOC with the intent of preparing these individuals for successful reintegration into the community or back into KDOC services as determined on an individual basis.
The purpose of the facility’s West Unit is to provide facility support and community work programs for minimum-custody inmates. The West Unit also houses inmates who are admitted to the Chemical Dependency Recovery Program (CDRP).
As with other facilities under the management of the Secretary of Corrections, education, health services and food services are provided through contracts.