Seongdong Detention Center [구 성동구치소]

Secret Boutique (2019); Graceful Family (2019); Class of Lies (2019); Investigation Couple 2 (2019); My Fellow Citizens! (2019); Item (2019); Touch Your Heart (2019); Legal High (2019); SKY Castle (2018-19); Player (2018); Two Cops (2017-18)

Lee Hyun-ji (Go Min-si) sits in for murder at this prison in episode 8 (full episode 4) of Secret Boutique (시크릿 부티크) (SBS, 2019) to be able to conclude a deal with Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-A).

Heo Yoon-do’s (Lee Jang-woo) mother is incarcerated in this prison for 15 years for a crime she did not commit in Graceful Family/Elegant Family (우아한 가) (MBN, 2019). Yoon-do sees her for the first time in 15 years at this prison in episode 5. Later, he comes back to this prison with Mo Seok-hee (Lim Soo-hyang) so that she can meet his mother; sentenced for having murdered Seok-hee’s mother. When Seok-hee comes back from the visit, Yoon-do explains that the person she has just seen is his mother.

Gi Moo-hyeok (Yoon Kyun-sang) visits Kim Han-soo (Jang Dong-joo) in episode 1 of Class of Lies /Mr. Temporary/Undercover Teacher (미스터 기간제) (OCN, 2019) at this prison who is the main suspect for murdering a class mate of Chunmyung High School.

Prosecutor Do Ji-han (Oh Man-seok) and detective Yang Soo-dong (Kim Young-woong) come here in episode 28 (full episode 14) of Partners for Justice 2/Investigation Couple 2 (검법남녀 2) (MBC, 2019) to grill jailed gang member Im Ha-soo about Jang Cheol (No Min-woo) — who is revealed to be Ha-soo’s childhood neighbor.

The older sister of Park Hoo-ja (Kim Min-jung) is seen being released from here in the epilogue of episode 28 of My Fellow Citizens!/Fellow Citizens (국민 여러분!) (KBS2, 2019). In episode 33, Hoo-ja herself is released from here, thanks to her third sister who helped her be under ‘house investigation’ instead.

Jo Se-hwang (Kim Kang-woo) is released from this prison in episode 1 of Item (아이템) (MBC, 2019).

Kwon Jung-rok (Lee Dong-wook) and Oh Yoon-seo (Yoo In-na) come here in episode 5 of Touch Your Heart/Reach of Sincerity (진심이 닿다) (tvN, 2019), and Jung-rok speaks to suspect Im Yun-hui about her sentencing and trial.

This is where Hwang Woo-joo (Kang Chan-hee of SF9) is held in detention in episodes 17-19 of SKY Castle (SKY 캐슬) (JTBC, 2018-19), and in episode 1 of Player/The Player (플레이어) (OCN, 2018), when chairman Cheon Dong-sub (Kwak Ja-hyoung) is released from prison.

Also seen in Legal High (리갈하이) (JTBC, 2019) and Two Cops (투깝스) (MBC, 2017-18).

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Seongdong Detention Center [구 성동구치소] was in use till 2017, when all facilities moved to the high-rised Eastern Seoul Detention Center [서울동부구치소]. The building of this former correction facility — which was founded in 1977 and is over 57,000 square metres — is still located in Seoul’s neighborhood Garak [Garak-dong/가락동] in the Songpa District [Songpa-gu/송파구].

Address
10 Ogeum-ro 40-gil, Garak-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 송파구 오금로40길 10
(서울특별시 송파구 가락동 162)
Geolocation: 37.498905, 127.128995

Getting here
Gaerong Station [개롱역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 4
(7 min. walk)

— submitted by Marion & Mich KDL

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