Former President Lee Myung-bak, who was sentenced to 17 years in prison and re-imprisoned, lives in a living room on the 12th floor of the Eastern Detention Center in Seoul.

On this afternoon, former President Lee, who was transferred to the Dongbu Detention Center in Munjeong-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, is scheduled to have dinner alone and spend the first night after being assigned a residence through the admission procedure.

According to the Eastern Detention Center's weekly menu table released by the Ministry of Justice, former President Lee will decide to have tofu mushroom soup, saury kimchi stew, bokji stew, and kkakdu for his first dinner.

After eating, you must wash the plates and utensils yourself and return them.

It is known that the correctional authorities will refer to the cases of former presidents who were previously imprisoned regarding Lee's imprisonment life.

In fact, the living room where the former President will live in the future is 13.07m2 (3.95 pyeong), including toilets, equipped with TV, mirrors, bedding such as futons and mattresses, a dining table and desk, lockers, sinks, and cleaning supplies.

This is slightly larger than the living room (10.08㎡·3.04 pyeong) used by former President Park Geun-hye, who has been imprisoned in a Seoul detention center for over three and a half years, but the furnishings provided are almost the same.

However, it is smaller than the solitary confinement used by former Presidents Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo, who were first arrested as former presidents 25 years ago.

Former President Roh, who was imprisoned at the Seoul Detention Center at the time, or former President Roh, who was imprisoned at Anyang Prison, renovated the existing facilities and used a space of more than 6 pyeong, including an interview room.

While the space used by these two former presidents was completely separate from the general inmates, the single living room assigned to the former president is on the 12th floor of the Eastern Detention Center, with a separate living room for other inmates. .

As former President Lee has been converted to a fixed sentence, the treatment is different from that of pending sentences.

For the number of pending trials, an attorney can be interviewed once a day, but for the number of periods, the number of interviews is limited by classifying the security treatment into S1-S4 grades in consideration of the severity of the crime.

The highest S1 rating is available once a day, while the lowest S4 rating is only available 4 times a month.

In principle, prisoners in prison must work with ordinary prisoners.

However, when being put into labor, age and health status are taken into account.

Former President Lee, 79 years old and with chronic diseases such as diabetes, is likely to be excluded from labor.

If you experience any health problems while living in prison, you will use medical facilities in the Eastern Detention Center.

If there is insufficient medical facilities in the detention center, you may be admitted to an external hospital for treatment.

In July 2018, when he was in jail, former President Lee was hospitalized at Seoul National University Hospital due to worsening diseases such as diabetes.

As the sentence was confirmed, the former President Lee was no longer able to receive the courtesy of the former president's pension, support for transportation, communications, office provision, and treatment for himself and his family.

According to the Act on Courtesy of Former Presidents, no courtesy according to the law is provided to the President who has been sentenced to more than a confinement, but only security and expenses for the necessary period.

However, if a recruit is handed over to the correctional authorities after being arrested, security and security will also cease.

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