The Olympus facility is designated for inmates with mental health needs. The building can house 168 offenders at full capacity.
Inmates in Olympus generally suffer from more severe mental illnesses that typically require psychotropic medications and more frequent services from mental-health staff. In extreme cases, mentally-ill offenders may not be housed in Olympus due to their tendency to act out, compromise security or cause harm to themselves, other inmates, staff, visitors, etc. This may require these inmates to be housed, at least temporarily, in the Maximum Security facility until their dangerous behavior is stabilized.
Corrections strives to deliver appropriate mental-health services despite the fact the prison is not a specialized facility for treating the mentally ill. The prison is neither equipped nor funded to deliver intensive mental-health treatment to offenders but works to do the best it can to stabilize and manage each offender in its custody.