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Ｑ: Restrictions on sent-in foods:
- Foods and fruits that are sent to the inmates will be examined and no more than 2 kilograms each meeting.
- Foods and fruits are not allowed to be sent in if considered harmful to the health of inmates, found smuggling illegal items, or hampering the discipline of prison. (Foods contain alcohol, uncooked, or stewed with Chinese medicine, etc.)
- Foods and goods may be restricted or prohibited to be sent in if meeting the following conditions or the prison believing that they disrupt the order or safety of the institute:
- Violating Paragraph 1, Article 3 and Paragraph 4 to 7, Article 3 of the Regulations Governing Sent-in Money, Foods and Necessary Supplies of Inmates and Defendants.
- Unable to be examined or not permitted to be examined according to the provisions (such as in the form or status of crystalline, powder, liquid, cream, frozen, soused, unshelled or uncut, etc.), or very likely to deteriorate after examining, (such as tea)
- Considered to be perishable (raw and sea food, dairy products), dangerous and harmful (flammable, explosive, radioactive, corrosive, or contagious), unhygienic (contaminated by excrement, for instance), or not suitable for storage (oversize items, animal or plants)
- Circumstances in accordance with the terms of Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1, Article 86 of Law of Execution in Prison or Subparagraph 2, Paragraph 1, Article 78 of Detention Act regarding the duration of the suspension of accepting sent-in foods for inmates or defendants; Paragraph 3, Article 44 of Law of Execution in Prison or Article 35 of Detention Act regarding the limitation and interdiction of reading materials; or other regulations on controlled article.
- Conditions that are reasonably suspected of disrupting the order or safety of the institute according to the known facts.
- Visitors with sent-in items must fill in the Application Form for Delivering Items to the Inmates, which includes detailed information such as sender 's name, ID number, address, names of items, quantity, one’s relationship to the inmate, place of purchase. If the place of purchase is not specified, items will be viewed as self-made ones. Anyone who act in violation of law shall take full responsibility for their behaviors.
- Sent-in foods and fruits should be repackaged into smaller bags for the sake of inspection. Bags must be transparent.
- Disqualified items will be returned to senders immediately, whereas eligible ones will be delivered to the inmates to sign for before the end of meeting.
- If visitors only send in items without meeting, they will be notified about the inspection results of the items before sending, and should stay in the waiting room till the end of examination in order to retrieve any disqualified items.
Ｑ: Restrictions on daily supplies:
Ａ: Sent-in supplies and money will be dealt with according to the following principles:
- Quilts, blankets, sheets, pillows, hats and socks, towels will be soaked in water and zips are to be removed. Unnecessary items such as scarves and gloves are not allowed.
- Items that contain metals or string are not allowed if they cannot be removed.
- Items in the form of liquid, cream, or powder (such as shampoo, care products, toothpaste, laundry soap, dentifrice, etc.) are not allowed.
- Written applications must be submitted before items for special needs (such as assistive devices) are approved to be brought in through reception desk or post service.
- Sending books and magazines are limited to 3 pieces for each meeting. Those which disrupt the order or safety of the institute, or involve erotic images are prohibited.
- Hardcover books and those with hidden layer, strange marks, notes are forbidden to sending.
- Visitors who send money should present documents with photos (such as ID card, health insurance card, driver’s license) for verification. Money refused by the inmates will be return to the sender. Otherwise it may be deposit to the Treasury if the sender also refuses to accept, exceeds the time limit to reclaim, or cannot be reached.
- Other items not listed may also be under restraint in order to secure safety and protect interests of the inmates.
- To reduce the waiting time for meeting, we no longer accept clothes and books on holiday reception since September of 2010, but foods and money are still acceptable.
Ｑ: Is it allow to send in packages through reception desk?
Ａ: Sending packages to inmates should follow the procedure below:
- Inmates need to submit applications in advance and will receive Application Form for Sending Items after approval.
- Sent-in packages not attached with Application Form for Sending Items will be rejected and returned to the sender.
- If the contents of the package doesn’t match with the application, inmates will have to afford the delivery expense for return.
Ｑ: Is it allow to send medicine?
Ａ: To avoid violating the terms of Physicians Act and National Health Insurance Act, sending prescriptions will not be allowed if inmate has been imprisoned for more than 2 weeks. However, continuous prescriptions for patients with chronic illnesses are still applicable within 3 months. Family members should provide the mailroom with ID card and fill in required documents if they intend to send in medicines, which will be reviewed by medical professionals of the health section.
During the imprisonment, prescribed medicines will be provided by contracted hospital directly. Considered necessary to use by doctors, medicines that are unavailable in prison can be brought in through application, following the same procedure of sending packages.
Ｑ: How to send in health insurance card?
Ａ: Either through reception desk or post service.
Ｑ: How to send money?
Ａ: According to regulations, the spending quota of custody money is limited to NT$ 300 each day, thus we don’t recommend depositing to much money unless used for medical expense or addiction treatments fee. Each person may deposit NT$ 10,000 a day for each inmate, but we may limit the amount and number of times of deposit if an inmate’s custody money is more than NT$ 100,000.
Through reception desk, money order, or cash bag (not recommended due to the concern of counterfeit)