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Polk Youth Institution's High Security Maximum Control Unit - Page 2

"Inside the High Security Maximum Control (HCON) unit, as it's officially named, there are no frills.

The 8 1/2-by-10-foot cells, even the beds, are concrete. The cell comes with a mattress, a concrete stool and concrete writing desk, a stainless steel toilet, sink and mirror, a shower and a small window facing outside. Smoking, TVs and radios are forbidden. Inmates have no contact with each other and virtually none with correctional officers."

The Charlotte Observer

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