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Slater Revamp Plan Faces Hurdles : Raimondo Budgets $2.3m To Reorganize Psychiatric Facility

Mar 01, 2017 - Providence Journal

Mental illness

CRANSTON \x97 One building in the state psychiatric hospital complex is so dilapidated that patients sometimes stuff clothes in the windows to keep out the draft.

For years, Rhode Island health officials have tried to shut down the Phillippe Pinel Building \x97 named after the French doctor who pioneered more humane treatment of the mentally ill \x97 and move its patients and others into more hospitable quarters. But the move, along with plans for a new, state-of-the-a...