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Andong Prison Box 171 P.O. Andongucheguk Andong-si Gyeongbuk, 760-800
Anyang Prison Box 101 P.O. Anyangucheguk Anyang-si Gyeonggi-do, 431-083
Busan Jail Box 58 P.O. Sasangucheguk Sasang-gu Busan, 617-737
Busan Prison Box 50 P.O. Gangseoucheguk Busangwayeok-si, 618-703
Cheonan Jail Box 1 P.O. Seonggeoucheguk Cheonan, 330-706
Cheonansonyeon Prison Box 1 P.O. Seonggeoucheguk Cheonan-si, 330-706
Cheongju Prison Box 144 P.O. Cheongjuucheguk, 361-754
Chuncheon Prison Box 69 P.O. Chuncheonucheguk Chuncheon-si Gangwon-do, 200-710
Daegu Jail Box 28 P.O. Suseongucheguk Suseong-gu Daegu, 706-020
Daegu Prison Box 7 P.O. Dalseoucheguk Dalseo-gu Daegu, 711-836
Daejeon Prison Box 136 P.O. Ucheguk Daejeon, 305-251
Gangneung Prison Box 43 P.O. Gangneungucheguk Gangneung-si, 210-949
Gongju Prison Box 13 P.O. Gongjuucheguk, 314-140
Gunsan Prison Box 10 P.O. Gunsanucheguk Jeonbuk, 573-708
Gwangju Prison Box 63 P.O. Bukgwangjuucheguk Gwangju, 500-704
Gyeongju Prison Box 45 P.O. Gyeongjuucheguk, 780-853
Hongseong Prison Box 9 P.O. Hongseongucheguk, 350-808
Incheon Jail Box 69 P.O. Namincheonucheguk Nam-gu Incheon, 402-704
Jangheung Prison 191 Wondo-ri Jangheung-eup Jangheung-gun Jeonnam, 529-805
Jeju Prison Box 161 P.O. Jejuucheguk Jeju-do, 690-162
Jeonju Prison Box 72 P.O. Jeonjuucheguk Jeonbuk, 560-717
Jinju Prison Box 68 P.O. Jinjuucheguk Jinju-si Gyeongnam, 660-912
Masan Prison Box 7 P.O. Masanucheguk Seokjeon-dong Masan-si, 630-705
Mokpo Prison Box 1 P.O. Illoucheguk Illo-eup Muan-gun Jeonnam, 534-702
Nonsan Jail Box 1 P.O. Seongdongucheguk Nonsan, 320-941
Pyeongtaek Jail Box 30 P.O. Pyeongtaegucheguk Pyeongtaek-si Gyeonggi-do, 450-140
Seongdong Jail Box 177 P.O. Songpaucheguk Seoul, 138-709
Seosan Jail Box 1 P.O. Seongyeonucheguk Seosan, 356-851
Seoul Jail Box 20 P.O. Gunpoucheguk Gyeonggi-do, 437-702
Suncheon Prison Box 9 P.O. Suncheonucheguk Jeonnam, 540-708
Suwon Jail Box 17 P.O. Dongsuwonucheguk Gyeonggi-do, 442-190
Uijeongbu Prison Box 99 P.O. Uijeongbuucheguk Gyeonggi-do, 480-700
Ulsan Jail Box 164 P.O. Namulsanucheguk Ulsan, 689-861
Wonju Prison Box 87 P.O. Wonjuucheguk Gangwon-do, 220-704
Yeoju Prison Box 30 P.O. Yeojuucheguk Yeoju-eup Yeoju-gun Gyeonggi-do, 469-885
Yeongdeungpo Jail Box 164 P.O. Seoulgeumcheonucheguk, 152-707
Yeongdeungpo Prison Box 165 P.O. Geumcheonucheguk Seoul, 152-707

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South Korea's private prison plan

The new facility will be Asia's first private prison
By Caroline Gluck in Seoul

The South Korean Government is inviting public applications to bid for the construction and running of the country's first private prison.

The justice ministry is making a formal presentation on Tuesday to groups and businesses which have expressed interest in getting involved in the project.

The ministry said it had decided to push ahead with the pilot project because of prison overcrowding.

The private prison could open by 2003.

The facility will accommodate between 300 and 500 inmates and is likely to cost around $23m to build. When completed, running costs will be funded by the government.

Religion or profits

While the ministry is already embarking on a prison-building programme itself, it is working under tight budget constraints. Around six organisations, including businesses, have expressed interest in bidding for the first private prison licence.

Religious groups are also reported to be preparing bids, and that has worried some who are concerned that it could infringe on inmates' religious freedom. Others fear private operators are more likely to focus on making profits rather than rehabilitation.

The deadline for bidding is in December, and the justice ministry will announce its selection early next year.

The pilot operation will be carefully monitored, but if successful, the government is likely to grant more licences.

Private prisons have already been established in countries including the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, but this prison, when completed, will be the first in Asia.

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