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History*This prison was established in 1895. At first it was called the Taipei Penalty Institute, which was remodeled from a Manchu facility. In January 1902, it was rebuilt at a location southeast of Taipei City (the present AiGuo East Road). When Taiwan was returned by Japan to the Republic of China in October 1945, it was named the Taiwan Taipei Prison. At the end of 1958, the Ministry of Judicial Administration (predecessor of the present Ministry of Justice) sold the old site and bought la...




The Ministry of Justice provides that this prison is used, in principle, for holding heinous and repeat offenders who are sentenced to at least ten years in prison. It also holds foreign offenders and other categories of offenders with a maximum capacity of 3,401.

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