The Walsh Medical Unit at the Mohawk Correctional Facility in Rome is expanding.

Phase two of a three phase $32 million expansion project is now complete.

The overall project will increase the number of beds for inmates who need long-term care from 112 to 150 in the early fall of 2015.

The third and final phase, which is presently in construction with an expected completion date of September 2015, will renovate three existing units at Walsh.

Mohawk Superintendent Paul Gonyea says state prison RMU's are a cost savings to taxpayers as it allows for inmates to be cared for within the prison system.

Inmates will begin moving into the new facility on Wednesday.

Walsh is the New York State Department of Correction's largest and busiest Regional Medical Unit.

Jim Rondenelli, WIBX