Prison Break: Overworked Koreans pay to get locked up in fake prisons
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In South Korea, some people pay to be locked up in special mock prisons to escape their overly demanding work or academic lives. In one of the most overworked countries, with a high rate of suicides, some Koreans say this “fake prison” gives them the freedom they no longer have. At the price of $90 per day, they pay to sleep on the floor in solitary confinement, with no contact with the outside world. For many, it’s a chance to get away from it all.