The Department of Mental Health in South Carolina will soon open a new facility

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In South Carolina, the Department of Mental Health is beefing up its treatment.

The department announced the opening of a new facility that will house violent sexual predators.

Right now, 197 people are in the treatment program.

The 2,054-bed facility is part of the Sexually Violent Predator Act.

It requires offenders be separated from other mental health patients. 

The new facility should open next month.

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