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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequent Asked Questions

 

1.   What is compulsory rehabilitation after all?

After the passing of Drug Prevention and Control Act in 1998, the government reconsiders that drug abusers have dual natures of either patients or criminals, and hopes that they can be detained in Treatment Center for compulsory rehabilitation to get rid of drug addiction. As soon as drug abusers are apprehended, they will be observed at Treatment Center for rehabilitation penalty. Once they are determined that they incline to using drug continuously, they will be sentenced to take compulsory rehabilitation at Treatment Center where they are assisted to refrain from drug addiction.

 

2.   What to do at Treatment Center? How long does it take?

Rehabilitation penalty is executed in accordance with Statute of Rehabilitation Penalty. Rehabilitation penalty is divided into three periods and will be fulfilled consecutively. In advance of these periods, the Center will perform Preliminary investigation in about two weeks so that rudimentary understanding of the inmates as well as their personal files can be made. Later on, Adaptation period, Psychological Guidance Period and Social Adaptation Period are executed for the rehabilitation treatment in 3 periods. The full span of compulsory rehabilitation is over 6 months and ends when it is not necessary to carry on the compulsory rehabilitation; however, it cannot exceed one year.

 

3.   What is the content in the compulsory rehabilitation?

Life in Treatment Center is primarily spent in classroom. Rehabilitation treatment is divided into three periods by the Center. Program for each period is arranged to meet inmates’ need. Key points in program content are to build up bodily strength and mental will for inmates, to enlighten inmates the incentives to quit drug, and to build up correct and healthy ideals for the inmates. Generally speaking, the Center wishes that inmates may truly return to normal life in the society after they have finished rehabilitation treatment program. The key points in 3 periods are as follows:

(1) Adaptation Period of Rehabilitation Treatment in 4 weeks:

The key points are to help building up bodily strength and mental will of the inmates in order to have confidence in quitting drug.

(2) Psychological Guidance Period of Rehabilitation Treatment in minimum 12 weeks:

The key points are to stimulate inmates the incentives of quitting drug and the will to return to normal life, and also help building up psychological reliance for inmates to quit drug.

(3) Social Adaptation Period of Rehabilitation Treatment in minimum 8 weeks:

The key points are to rebuild human relationship and the ability to solve problems for inmates, and assist them in returning to the society.

 

4.   What are people doing at Treatment Center after all?

Life in Treatment Center is primarily spent in classroom. Rehabilitation treatment is divided into three periods by the Center. Program for each period is arranged to meet inmates’ need. Key points in program content are to build up bodily strength and mental will for inmates, to enlighten inmates the incentives to quit drug, and to build up correct and healthy ideals for the inmates. Generally speaking, the Center wishes that inmates may truly return to normal life in the society after they have finished rehabilitation treatment program.

 

5.   Are there special regulations regarding visits and mail deliveries?

Detained in Treatment Center, inmates can be visited by close relatives including spouse, parents, children and siblings. They also can send and receive mails once per week. Restriction may be applied if there is hindrance happened to the execution of rehabilitation treatment. Food and beverage cannot be brought in during visits unless it is January 1 and 2, Chinese Lunar New Year, Mother’s day, Father’s day, Dragon Boat Festival, and Moon Festival when food and beverage can be brought in according to the regulations. In addition, regarding the convenience of visiting family members, the Center is open for sign-up visits on first Sunday of each month.

 

6.   Are there special rules that must be observed in Treatment Center?

Currently, there are some regulations that must be observed in Treatment Center. These regulations are as follows:

a. Repent and reform. Do not endanger the interests of the nation or the honor of your group.

b. Obey instructions. Do not act against orders or violate discipline.

c. Befriend your company. Do not organize gangs or brutalize the weak and newcomers.

d. Behave yourself. Do not fight, quarrel, escape or bully.

e. Care for public assets. Do not pollute, damage, waste or indulge in vanity.

f. Live properly. Do not booze, gamble or tattoo.

g. Accept inspection. Do not hide banned items or pass letters privately.

h. Maintain tidiness. Do not sabotage or paint graffiti.

i. Observe other regulations not listed above.

 

7.   Is there any punishment if having violated these regulations?

If inmates violate the regulations in the Center, they will be decided as trespassing against regulations. Furthermore, if they violate the regulations when they are in correction period and their grades are assessed as unqualified, they shall undergo continuous rehabilitation treatment. The story of their violations and the reference standard for punishment will be attached in their files. The Center hopes all inmates may abide by all regulations and stick to livelihood discipline.

 

8.   How to assess grades in Treatment Center?

In Treatment Center, inmates are assessed based on program participation, grades, behaviors, merits and demerits, correspondence, visiting log, autobiography and consultation records. If inmates take drug or attempt to escape during the execution of rehabilitation treatment and have been reviewed by Center committee meeting, they must resume rehabilitation treatment starting from Adaptation Period.

 

9.      How to accomplish rehabilitation treatment?

Inmates having taken more than 6 months of rehabilitation treatment and having been decided by the Center that there is no need for further rehabilitation treatment, Treatment Center will send reports along with related evidences to prosecutors in charge of the rehabilitation treatment execution and the courts that will rule or demand the termination of rehabilitation treatment so that the inmates may leave the Center accordingly.

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