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What is the regulation for the application of the cohabitation with family members?

  1. If inmates’ attitudes and behavior are good during imprisonment, they will be allowed to cohabit with their blood relatives or spouses in a certain place for a certain period of time.
  2. Target audience: The progressive correction level 1 inmates and open prison inmates of different prisons.
  3. Requirements: The applicants should score 9 or above in the last month, and have not received the punishment of prohibition of outdoor activities.
  4. Duration: The progressive correction level 1 inmates and open prison inmates that are granted to cohabit with their relatives can have this arrangement once per month, and no more than 7 days for each time; if there is a special reason, and the prison affair committee has examined the cases, the cohabitations can be prolonged for 1 to 3 days for each time.
  5. Application procedure: The qualified inmates should submit the application of cohabitation with the relatives’ identity card photo copies or other documents that can verify their identities (for the foreigner inmates’ relatives, please provide their passport photo copies or other document that can verify their identities), guarantee documents, and the relatives’ photos. The facilities will examine the application. After the prison affairs committee has granted the application, the facilities will proceed the cohabitation.

If an inmate is imprisoned and his/her children or relatives lack a caregiver, what assistance they can seek for?

  1. Conditions of report: After inmates are imprisoned, if there are children below 12 years-old in homes who have the difficulties of living, daily care, difficulties to go to schools or other situations, there will be an individual assessment to each case. If the assessments confirm that there are actual needs of caring, the investigation sections/ social work sections/ counselling sections will be responsible to contact the local offices of the department of social welfare of the children’s places for the follow up assessments, intervention and assistance.
  2. Application methods:
    1. Inmates can finish the “Investigation Form of Inmates, Person in Detention or Security Arrangement’s Children Who Require Daily Care” during the investigation period of inmates’ intake procedure of imprisonment.
    2. In the middle of imprisonment, if inmates’ children have the need of daily care, the inmates can submit an application through filling in their own reports.

Is that possible for inmates to bring their children into a correctional facility?

  1. According to Prison Act, the female inmates who require to carry their children will be granted for the request. However, the children will be restricted to those who are below 3 years-old. After the children are 3 years-old, if there is no one to provide the following daily care and it is unable to send to any domestic care house, there will be 6 months of allowance to these children. After that, the department of social welfare will take care of the following arrangement.
  2. The inmates should prepare their children’s own food, clothes and daily supplies. For those who are unable to prepare, the facilities will provide. Therefore, the food and clothes that is needed by the inmates’ children can be arranged by the facilities or the inmates can apply for the purchase on their behalves.
  3. Correctional facilities have established “nursery rooms”. These rooms are painted in warm color, and there are cartoon or cute pictures on the walls. There are also cribs, walkers, mats, air conditioners, safe toys, preschool education materials, books, video software, etc.the inmates can submit an application through filling in their own reports.

What means of mass transportation are available to get to the Prison?

Take the TRA to the Taoyuan Railway Station,walk towards the Taoyuan Precinct Wuling Police Station,the Taoyuan Police Department along Fu-Shin Road.Directly opposite is a stop for public service Bus No.1.Board the No.1 Bus to Taoyuan District Court.The destination is about 5 minutes walk from where you alight from the bus stop.

For more information, please see the "Transportation" section.

What route should I take when driving to the Prison?

Regardless where you travel from the Sun Yat-Sen Expressway or the Northern Area of No.3 Expressway when you enter the East-West Connecting motorway,travel South Taoyuan Interchange along on the side towards Da-Shin West Road that will lead to Kwo-Chi Road and then Yanshou street.The prison is about 3 minutes from there.

For more information, please see the "Transportation" section.

How to contact us?

Taoyuan Prison welcomes inquiries or comments from those who need additional information.Please contact us and we will reply to you as soon as possible.

You can contact Taoyuan Prison in several ways:

  • Submit inquiries or comments online
  • By phone:
    Please call 886-3-360-3612 during office hours
    Office hours:
    Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 12 pm, 1:30 pm to 5:00
  • By Fax:
    Please call 886-3-379-9531
  • By mail:
    Taoyuan Prison ,Agency of Corrections , Ministry of Justice.
    NO. 158, YanShou Street,
    Taoyuan Dist,Taoyuan City 33056,
    Taiwan,R.O.C
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