Use and Custody of Money
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Use and Custody of Money
Q1: Is a juvenile inmate allowed to receive any money sent by his/her family or friends? Are there any rules about receiving money?
1. The family and friends of a juvenile inmate may send money to the juvenile inmate in the following ways:
(1) Giving it personally upon visitation: The family or friend of the juvenile inmate shall fill out the “application for delivery of deposited money” and give the money and the application to the staff in the reception room. A receipt will be issued to the family or friend of the juvenile inmate, and the family or friend shall make sure the amount of money listed on the receipt is correct.
(2) Buying a postal money order and sending it via registered mail: The family or friend of the juvenile inmate may buy a postal money order in the post office, then specify the name of the recipient on the postal money order, and write down the name of the juvenile inmate, the number and class designated by the detention house and the name of the sender on the envelope. It shall be sent via a registered letter. The juvenile inmate shall sign after receiving the money and the receipt of delivery will be given to the juvenile inmate.
(3) Sending cash: The family or friend of the juvenile inmate may buy a cash envelope in the post office, write down the name of the juvenile inmate, the number and class designated by the detention house, and the name and phone number of the sender on the envelope, and send it via a registered letter to the juvenile inmate, Personal spending shall be limited to NT$500 per week. who shall sign after receiving the cash and the receipt of delivery will be given to the juvenile inmate.
2. To help the juvenile inmate develop frugal habits and reduce the burden of his/her family, the money sent to the juvenile inmate shall not exceed NT$8,000. However, for medical expenses or other special reasons, the money sent is not restricted to the amount stated above.
Q2: Is a juvenile inmate allowed to make purchases after being in the detention house? Are there any rules or limitations?
1. The juvenile inmate shall give the money he/she carries to the detention house for custody when registered with the detention house. The detention house will give the juvenile inmate a passbook. The money paid for any purchase made by the juvenile inmate will be deducted from the passbook.
2. The detention house has brought in some general items (foods, daily necessities, etc.) for juvenile inmates. The price list itemizes the name and sale price of each article and is posted in each class.
3. To help juvenile inmates develop frugal habits and to reduce the burden of their families, a juvenile inmate may only spend up to NT$300 to buy daily supplies on Tuesday. If they don’t spend up to the NT$300 limit, the balance can’t be accumulated to the next time.
Q3: How should a juvenile inmate apply for taking back his/her personal items and money kept by the detention house?
1. Off-line Application: Juvenile inmates or their next of kin may apply with this facility.
2. Online Application: Apply at the “Ministry of Justice Online Application System”. On receiving the application, this facility will refer the cases to relevant case officers for reviewing and confirming related identification documents and seals of the juvenile inmates admitted to this facility and their next of kin and the photocopy of the letter of appointment, and notify the applicant by mail to claim the cash (items) under the custody of this facility.
3. Application of juvenile inmates to claim the items under the custody of this facility shall be subject to the consent of the court or the Prosecutors Office and proceeded with in accordance with Procedure I – (I).
4. For juvenile inmates who claim cash or items in the custody of this facility and who still stay in this facility, their own consent in writing is necessary. Those who claim cash or items of juvenile inmates in the custody of this facility after the discharge of the juvenile inmates shall present the letter of appointment from the juvenile inmate and pertinent proving documents.
When the inmate is still in the detention house, he(she) shall submit a written application(including the name of inmate, designated and the purpose retriever) to the officers. After approval, confirm the relevant documents and check the deposit ( If the amount of the items (item, quantity) is correct, a signature is required when the item is being handed over.
2. When the inmate leaves the correctional facility, the retriever(inmate him or herself or legal guardians) must have ID checked. After the identity has been confirmed,a signature is required when the item is being handed over.
Q4: What should a juvenile inmate do if he/she does not have money to go back home after being discharged from the detention house?
Before the detention house releases a juvenile inmate, an officer of its general affairs section will first contact the family of the juvenile inmate and ask them to come to the detention house to pick up the juvenile. If the family of the juvenile is unable to pick him/her up and the juvenile does not have money to go back home, the detention house will pay transport expenses for the juvenile to go home. This facility will liaise with the Taiwan After-Care Association or other social service functions for assistance in the accommodation of juvenile inmates after their discharge from this facility to prevent them from being homeless.