Corizon Health Leading in Inmate Mental Health at Dona Ana County Detention Center

February 10, 2022

At the Dona Ana County Detention Center in New Mexico, 71% of inmates receive mental health treatment, most not receiving any care at all until they reach the detention center. Jason Duran, Corizon Health Services Administrator, leads a team of nine professionals who serve this vulnerable population. Duran and Corizon Health CEO Sara Tirschwell recently sat down with Madison Staten at KRWG News to discuss what this correctional mental health treatment looks like. “What drives me is knowing that the work that we do within the detention center does help to improve lives, and it helps to improve those individuals that other folks might forget about,” said Duran. “When we have our small victories, it means a lot because small victories overtime adds up to huge accomplishments.”