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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

460 Rooms, Mountain View: Life in a State Prison for Boys

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Located southeast of Morganton, the Western Correctional Center is known to insiders as “The High Rise.” Considered North Carolina’s most secure prison for 14-to 18-year-olds, the 16-story fortress houses teenagers who are too young for adult jail or too old for juvenile school.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 2 Issue 5, March 16-29 1984, p1, 12-13, il, por