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After working nearly 100 hours a week every week for six months, lawyer Kwon Yong-suk started wondering if solitary confinement in prison might be a better alternative to his situation.

A prison warden friend told him volunteering to stay in a real jail cell would involve too much red tape, so in 2002 Kwon set the wheels in motion to create a jail-like retreat where people like him could find some peace and solitude.

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Opening in 2013 in the countryside outside Seoul, visitors to his facility come for two days and are locked in a cell for 20 hours at a time – free from their phones, emails and the countless distractions of modern life.

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