Jangheung Prison Set [장흥교도소 세트장]

Mouse (2021); The Game (2020); Graceful Family (2019); Justice (2019); Doctor Prisoner (2019); Room No. 9 (2018); Your Honor (2018); Come and Hug Me (2018); Misty (2018); Cross (2018); Prison Playbook (2017-18); My Only One (2017-18); Defendant (2017)

This is the prison that Han Seo-joon (Ahn Jae-wook), also known as the ‘Head Hunter’ is held at in Mouse (마우스) (tvN, 2021), as seen in episode 2 when detective Go Mu-chi (Lee Hee-jun) goes to visit him. It is also outside the main entrance that Mu-chi encounters Jung Ba-reum (Lee Seung-gi).

Mo Seok-hee (Lim Soo-hyang) is imprisoned here in episode 3 of Graceful Family/Elegant Family (우아한 가) (MBN, 2019).

Lee Tae-kyung (Choi Jin-hyuk) comes to assess a gangster whom he’d been tasked to get out of prison, in episode 2 (full episode 1) of Justice/Jeoseutiseu (저스티스) (KBS2, 2019).

Originally where he was held for 3 months to serve time for medical malpractice, Dr Na Yi-jae (Namgoong Min) returns to ‘West Seoul Prison’ in Doctor Prisoner (닥터 프리즈너) (KBS2, 2019) to apply for the medical director role, which he gets. In the first part of episode 1, he comes to visit Oh Jung-hee (Kim Jung-nan) to secretly advise her on getting a legitimate diagnosis serious enough for her to have a ‘stay of execution’.

This appears as ‘Cheongwon Prison’ in which Jang Hwa-sa (Kim Hae-sook) is incarcerated in Room No. 9/Room 9 (나인룸) (tvN, 2018) — as seen in episode 1 and 2.

This is the prison Han Kang-Ho (Yoon Si-Yoon) walks in and out as a convict in episode 1-2 of Your Honor/Dear Judge (친애하는 판사님께) (SBS, 2018).

This is the prison, in which Chae Do-Jin’s (Chang Ki-Yong) father, the serial killer Yoon Hee-Jae (Heo Jun-Ho) is incarcerated — as seen in episode 6 of Come and Hug Me (이리와 안아줘) (MBC, 2018).

Ha Myung-Woo (Im Tae-Kyung) gets released from this prison in episode 5 of Misty (미스티) (JTBC, 2018).

Surgeon Kang In-kyu (Go Kyung-pyo) applies for a job and subsequently works at this prison in Cross (크로스) (tvN, 2018). As the drama progresses, it becomes clearer that the motive for In-kyu to work there is to take revenge on prisoner Kim Hyung-bum (Heo Sung-tae), who had murdered his father 15 years ago.

This prison also appears as ‘Seobu Penitentiary’ in Prison Playbook/Wise Prison Life/Smart Prison Living (슬기로운 감빵생활) (tvN, 2017-2018), where star baseball player Kim Je-hyuk (Park Hae-soo) is put behind bars.

Kang Soo-il (Choi Soo-jong) is incarcerated here in episode 1 of My Only Love/My Only One (하나뿐인 내편) (KBS2, 2017-18) and Kim Dong-cheol (Lee Doo-il) visits him regularly here and is also present with tofu when he is released.

Also seen in final episode 32 (full episode 16) of The Game: Towards Zero (더 게임: 0시를 향하여) (MBC, 2020); Defendant (피고인) (SBS, 2017).

Movie filmed here

— Prison (프리즌) (2016)

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Jangheung Prison [장흥교도소] was a functioning prison in Jangheung [장흥], Jeollanamdo [전라남도] from 1975-2015. It was decommissioned in 2015 and its facilities moved to Yongsan-myeon [용산면]. It is currently used as a filming site — the first production filmed there was the movie ‘Prison’ [프리즌] in 2016.

191 Wondo-ri, Jangheung-eup, Jangheung, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
전라남도 장흥군 장흥읍 원도리 191
Geolocation: 34.6868036, 126.9132902

(Note: Due to the sensitive nature of the building, the location is blurred on the Korean map’s street cam.)

— submitted by Mich KDL
Graceful Family, Misty, Room No. 9 added by Marion KDL

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  1. is this the same set with Prison Playbook ?

    1. Yes, Zella! You’re right! I’ve added it. Many thanks. 🙂

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