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Channel: Quartz
Categories: Society / Culture   |   Social Science  
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People are paying to go to prison in South Korea because life is too stressful.

A fake prison called “Prison Inside Me” has become a retreat for harried South Koreans looking for a clean break from the daily demands of their careers. Paying visitors are issued a standard blue uniform and must follow the facility’s strict rules. Prisoner guest can even spent time in solitary confinement. Time in this prison is an escape from modern life.

Prison Inside Me in Seoul has hosted a few thousand visitors in the past few years. Many of them are seeking temporary solace from the stress in this resort disguised as a jail.

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