NC Department of Corrections
This “Supermax” component of the Polk Youth Institution is a standalone maximum security prison. The first of its kind in the State of North Carolina, the concept of this facility is to house 100 inmates in complete isolation from one another on a continuing basis. In addition to being extremely vandal-proof, the function of this institution dictates that the engineered systems be remotely monitored and controlled. This includes plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems. Notable engineered systems include individual remote operated plumbing fixtures in each cell, security system infrastructure, a facility-wide smoke purge system and a 100% emergency generator backup power system.