North Carolina Department of Correction

Last updated July 23, 1997

Polk Youth Institution
the old prison in Raleigh, Page 5

Modular building - Health office

Modular building - Dental office

Polk Capt. Richard Hicks says the prison's staff was called together 26 years ago and told of plans to close the prison.

Proposals have been made several times over the years to close Polk. As a result, a number of modular buildings and shelters were used to meet the prison's needs.

The modular buildings to the left housed the prison's mental health and dental units. The shed below housed maintenance staff.

Mainenance shed

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Correction managers looking forward to new facility
Correction officers ready for move to new prison
Polk quick facts
Tour the new Polk Youth Institution
Polk built with new construction techniques
Tour the old Polk Youth Institution
Polk prisoner assignments
Polk Youth Institution's school