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Ｑ: What are the rules and regulations concerning the delivery of the food?
- The delivered food (dishes or fruit) should not exceed 2kg and will be inspected.
- The foods that may harm the inmates’ health, contains contraband, or violates the regulations are prohibited. (For example, foods contains alcohol, Chinese medicine, or raw material.)
- The food that "cannot be inspected' or "will change its form or become inedible after inspection" are prohibited as the following:
- Tea leaves, meat powder, bones, frozen or thickened soups, crystal or powdered (e.g. salt, sugar and milk powder), and liquid food.
- Fish that are not sliced, meat or vegetables are with long stems are allowed after cutting and slicing by the sender. The food with shells or nuts (such as peanuts, watermelon seeds, oysters, clams, abalone, shrimps, and crabs) are allowed after the shells are removed;
- Foods that are perishable quickly in summer, such as fish, shrimp, or cold dishes;
- Fruits that are not sliced or cut won’t be permitted.
- The canned foods should be opened by the sender and store in a transparent plastic bag without the sauce;
- All the other foods that are classified as "cannot be inspected" or "will change its form or become inedible after inspection" after objective justification (such as miscellaneous candies, spring rolls, rice noodles, rice dumplings, sticky rice, sandwich cookies, pies, breads, cakes, dumplings for hot pot, and stuffed meatballs).
- The visitors without registering are prohibited to deliver any food or items. Those who are allowed to visit and complete the registration may deliver food and items though visitation has not completed.
- The senders should fill up the application form which include their names, identification numbers, addresses, name of the delivered items, quantities, the relationships with the inmates, and where the items are purchased from. The foods without indication of where they are purchased from would be considered homemade and if they are in violation of the law, the sender will face all legal action.
- Dishes or fruits shall be packed in unzipped transparent plastic bags for easy inspection.
- For people who are both visiting and delivering items, the food should be returned to the visitors if the food items do not meet the relevant regulations. The dishes that are accepted would be delivered and signed by the inmates after the acceptance.
- For people who only deliver items, it will be counted as a visit. The staff should inspect the delivered food and items first and notify the visitors of the result of inspection. Before the inspection is completed, the senders should stay in the reception room so they can take back the unqualified items. Otherwise, the unqualified items will be confiscated or discarded under the resolution of the prison committee without further notification based on the Article 71 of the Prison Act.
Ｑ: What are the rules and regulations concerning delivering daily supplies?
Ａ: Delivering daily supplies and money should be in accordance with the following principles:
- Quilts, blankets, bed covers, pillows, shoes, socks and towels should be subject to inspection .They might be soaked in water and taken apart and the zipper may be removed. The scarves, gloves and other unnecessary daily supplies are prohibited.
- The clothes that contain metals, strings, and other accessories are not allowed unless such accessories are removed.
- The liquid, emulsion, and powder (such as shampoo, lotion, toothpaste, washing powder, and tooth powder) are classified as items that cannot be inspected and are prohibited.
- The inmates who require special needs (such as medical rehabilitation equipment and crutches) should present a written report before the visitation. Upon approval, the item may be delivered from the visitation window or be sent by mail.
- No more than three books and magazines are permitted to be delivered each time. However, in circumstances where the contents of the books and magazines interfere with the objective of the imprisonment or the correctional progress of the inmates (for example, the content of the readings may induce sexual desire, including nude photos of human bodies, or over description of sexual conduct through the content is medical and health care related), should be prohibited.
- The inmates whose visit is prohibited should not be delivered any newspaper or readings relevant to current affairs.
- Those who send money should present photo identification (such as personal identification card, Health Insurance Card, and Driver’s license). If the inmates refuse to receive the money, it should be returned to the senders. If the return fails, the money will be confiscated under the resolution of the committee of the correctional institution.
- The items which aren’t listed above but violate the regulation and affect the security or the discipline of the prison are prohibited.
Ｑ: Is it allowed to deliver parcels to the inmates through the registration window ?
Ａ: The delivery of parcels through the registration window is not allowed. The procedures for sending parcels are as follows:
- The inmates should apply for sending parcels in advance. Upon approval, The detail sheet will be provided for verification.
- If the parcels are not attached with the approved detail sheet, the parcels will be sent back to the senders.
- If the content of the parcels does not match the items that the inmates applied for, the parcels will be returned at the inmates’ cost.
Ｑ: Is it allowed to send medicines?
Ａ:The medicines with prescription will be inspected by the doctors of Sanitation and Health Section after the registration and the relevant information concerning the medications are completed in the reception room at the General Affair Section. Upon approval, the medicines will be issued to the inmates.
Ｑ: How to send money?
Ａ: According to the regulations, the maximum expenditure allowed for the inmates for food and daily necessities is NTD $200 per day. Therefore, please do not send too much money unless for those who have to pay the medication or rehabilitation costs. Basically, please do not send over NTD $10,000 which could prevent the inmates from developing habits of extravagance and waste.
- Deliver through the visiting window;
- Mail the money order;
- To use the cash bag and send it by mail (It’s not recommend as it may cause inconvenience if counterfeit notes are detected).