[Spoiler] When Cha Mi-jo (Son Ye-jin) learns that her biological mother is incarcerated at this prison, she visits her in episode 8 of Thirty-Nine (Seoreun, Ahop/서른, 아홉) (JTBC, 2022); in company of her best friends Jeong Chan-young (Jeon Mi-do) and Jang Joo-hee (Kim Ji-hyun) as well as Kim Seon-woo (Yeon Woo-jin).
Kim Hyun-soo (Kim Soo-hyun) is brought to this correctional facility in the interim of his trial in episode 2 of One Ordinary Day/One Day (어느날) (Coupang Play, 2021).
Kang Yo-han (Ji Sung) brings Kim Ga-on (Park Jin-young/Jinyoung of GOT7) to this prison in episode 7 of The Devil Judge (악마판사) (tvN, 2021) to confront him with conman Do Young-choon [SPOILER] and it turns out that a different person is doing the sentence, which makes Ga-on break down in this prison’s court.
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 at which Chae Do-Jjn’s (Jang 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).
This prison 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.
Movie filmed here
— Prison (프리즌) (2016)
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, updated by Marion KDL