Korean Economy Watch, the North Korean economy news and analysis
website, has reported that there may be a new political prison camp
(kwan-li-so) in the same area as Camp 14 in Kaechon County, South
Google Earth images recently released shows an area with a visible
perimeter that resembles other political prison camps, according to
North Korean Economy Watch. The potential new camp was built sometime
between December 2006 and September 2011.
new camp could be a part of Camp 14 as it shares a 3km border with
the existing known perimeter of Camp 14. The new camp has a border of
almost 20km. It features two entrances at the northwestern edge of
the camp. There is also an entrance at the southern side. There
appears to be 6 buildings, 3 of which are identical, that have been
built around the perimeter. There are also residential and
administrative buildings visible on the updated images.
As yet, there is no confirmation that there is a new camp in the area.