Iksan Prison Set [익산교도소세트장]

Suits (2018); Nothing to Lose (2017-18); Criminal Minds (2017); Strongest Deliveryman (2017); Mystery Queen (2017); Tunnel (2017); Signal (2016); Oh My Geum Bi (2016); The K2 (2016); W-Two Worlds (2016); Hello Monster (2015); The Legendary Witch (2014-15); It's Okay, It's Love (2014); Endless Love (2014); Two Weeks (2013); Ice Adonis (2012); The King 2 Hearts (2012); Heading to the Ground (2009); The Slingshot (2009); Three Brothers (2009); Swallow the Sun (2009); IRIS (2009); Gourmet (2008)

This is not a real prison, but a prison set.

The person that Choi Kang-seok (Jang Dong-gun) had falsely sent to prison in his prosecutor days, 12 years ago, was incarcerated here. He took up the case again and in episode 10 of Suits (슈츠) (KBS2, 2018) he greets the prisoner together with Go Yun-woo (Park Hyung-sik) — and some tofu — that just got released as Kang-seok has won the case. In episode 16, this is also where Yum-woo is detained and where Kong-seek fetches him upon his release.

Lee Jung-joo’s (Park Eun-bin) brother Choi Kyung-ho (Ji Seung-hyun) is falsely incarcerated here in Nothing to Lose/Judge vs. Judge (이판사판) (SBS, 2017-18) – as seen in episode 4.

This was where some prisoners due for capital punishment were held in episode 12 of Criminal Minds (크리미널 마인드) (tvN, 2017).

Choi Gang-soo (Go Kyung-pyo) is put into jail here in episode 7 of Strongest Deliveryman (최강 배달꾼) (KBS2, 2017) – and released the same episode.

In Mystery Queen (KBS2, 2017), we see locked-up Jang Do-jang (Yang Ik-joon) here in episode 6 and 7.

This was the ‘Soo Jeong Detention Center’ in Tunnel (터널) (OCN, 2017). Copycat killer Jung Ho-young (Heo Sung-tae) was held here, and where he killed himself after being paid a visit by forensic scientist Mok Jin-woo (Kim Min-sang). Park Kwang-ho (Choi Jin-hyuk) and Kim Sun-jae (Yoon Hyun-min) came here in episode 12 after the investigation analysis had been completed.

This appears both in the 80s and in the present day of Signal (시그널) (tvN, 2016) — like in episode 7, when Park Hae-young (Lee Je-hoon) goes to find out more about prisoner Oh Kyung-tae (Jung Suk-young), who was framed for theft in the 80s. Hae-young finds out that Kyung-tae died in prison.

We meet Mo Hwi-chul (Oh Ji-ho) in Oh My Geum-Bi (KBS2, 2016) here for the first time: a prisoner; also where Yoo Geum-bi (Heo Jung-eun) meets her father the very first time – when he gets out of this prison in episode 1.

In The K2 (tvN, 2016) this is where Ko An-na (Yoon-a)’s uncle brings her to see a witness of her mother’s death in episode 12.

In W Two Worlds (MBC, 2016), Oh Yeon-joo is incarcerated here in episode 4. The same goes for Jang Jae-beom (Yang Ik-june), the brother of Jang Jae-yeol (Zo In-sung) in It’s OK, It’s Love (SBS, 2014).

In a flashback in episode 1 of Hello Monster/Remember You (너를 기억해) (KBS2, 2015), we see Lee Hyun’s (Seo In-guk) dad visiting a prisoner here (a cameo by EXO’s D.O.).

This appears as the Chinese prison in which Kim Hang-ah (Ha Ji-won) is incarcerated in episode 18 of The King 2 Hearts (더킹 투하츠) (MBC, 2012).

Also seen in The Legendary Witch (전설의 마녀) (MBC, 2014-15); Endless Love (끝없는 사랑) (SBS, 2014, episode 2); Two Weeks / 2 Weeks (투윅스) (MBC, 2013); Ice Adonis/Yellow Boots (노란 복수초) (tvN, 2012); Heading to the Ground /No Limit (멘땅에 헤딩) (MBC, 2009); The Slingshot (남자이야기) (KBS2, 2009); Three Brothers (수상한 삼형제) (KBS2, 2009); Swallow the Sun (태양을 삼켜라) (SBS, 2009); IRIS (아이리스) (KBS2, 2009); Gourmet (식객) (2008).

Movie filmed here

Seven Years of Night (7년의 밤) (2018)
Sunflower (해바라기) (2006)
Lost in Love (사랑을 놓치다) (2006)
The Old Garden (오래된 정원) (2006)
Righteous Ties (거룩한 계보) (2006)
Tazza: The High Rollers (타짜) (2006)
Holiday (홀리데이) (2005)

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Iksan Prison Set [익산교도소세트장] is a prison set that was established in 2005 for the movie Holiday (홀리데이). To do so, a former boys’ elementary school was transformed into this set. The prison itself consists of a meeting room, an interrogation room, and a detention facility (2F). It is located in the city of Iksan, around 3 hours south of Seoul.

Address
11 Wacho-gil, Seongdang-myeon, Iksan, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea
전북 익산시 성당면 와초길 11
(성당면 와초리 154-4)
Geolocation: 36.069301, 126.931627

— submitted by Marion KDL
Criminal Minds, Signal, Tunnel and Seven Years of Night added by Mich KDL

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