|Hiland Mountain Correctional Center Programs: Offer chance to reclaim life after prison for some|
|By echoak.com- Lee Jordan|
Nestled in a wooded area near an upscale subdivision and Eagle River High School, overlooking the Eagle River Campground is an attractive frame building fronted by a paved parking lot.
Only when one looks off to the sides does the razor wire-topped fence make it clear that Hiland Mountain Correctional Center is a prison.
Once admitted beyond the reception area, the sharp clank of the steel doors locking vividly drives home that realization.
When in 1974 it became known that the prison was being built, neighbors became alarmed. They were angered that no advance word had been given. Fearful visions of escaped murderers breaking into homes spread among the populace.
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