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Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby pgdaddy1 » 26 May 2012, 21:25

Thinking of returning to Taiwan to be close to my boys. Have got different answers from different lawyers, but conclude that I need to prepare for the possibility of going to prison, even if it is just awaiting trial and for some reason they won't accept bail. That could be for months. I won't know until I arrive in Taiwan.

If I am not allowed to take my laptop and have internet access in prison, I will lose my business and livelihood, my clients are just going to go elsewhere. What is the policy in TW prisons on personal computer equipment ? And internet access ? I guess I could always get a Wifi dongle even if the prison didn't have it's own Wifi system ?

And apart from that, anything else I need to know ? Like am I going to need a good supply of vaseline if I become some gangster's foreign bitch ?

Excuse me if these questions sound dumb, but having never been in the slammer before, and not knowing anyone that has- I just have no idea .......
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby Chris » 26 May 2012, 21:41

I kinda doubt there'd be Internet access in prison. Personally, I wouldn't risk it.

If I remember your situation right, the mother of your kids doesn't want you to see them anyway, so will going to Taiwan even give you that possibility? Otherwise she would agree to their visiting you in Malaysia or a third country...

Whatever happens, I wish you the best of luck, man...
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby pgdaddy1 » 26 May 2012, 21:49

Chris wrote:I kinda doubt there'd be Internet access in prison. Personally, I wouldn't risk it.

If I remember your situation right, the mother of your kids doesn't want you to see them anyway, so will going to Taiwan even give you that possibility? Otherwise she would agree to their visiting you in Malaysia or a third country...

Whatever happens, I wish you the best of luck, man...


Two boys, two different mothers, one will very likely want our son to be able to spend significant time with me, the other is doubtful at the moment but situation may improve. Visits outside Taiwan are possible in the future but not soon, I would think. Being able to return to Taiwan would just make life so much easier for all of us.
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 26 May 2012, 23:01

Boy oh boy! What a thread topic and question! :lol:

Quick answer: No. No, Wify. No Internet access. No, notebook computer. NO! :no-no:

Want to prepare yourself for prison in Taiwan? Read the following three threads.

Going to prison in Taiwan - part 1

Going to prison in Taiwan - part 2

Going to prison in Taiwan - part 3
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 26 May 2012, 23:27

I finally found Forumosa's original thread where Forumosa member Jello started his story about being required to do re-hab jail time and his wife as well. This thread was written pre-jail time and then he wrote the full story after the fact in those three previous threads that I linked.

Headed for 6-8 weeks in a "rehab" jail; what to expect?
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby ceevee369 » 26 May 2012, 23:46

Northcoast Surfer wrote:I finally found Forumosa's original thread where he started his story. This thread was written pre-jail time and then he wrote the full story after the fact in those three previous threads that I linked.

Headed for 6-8 weeks in a "rehab" jail; what to expect?



That is not what ringed a bell to me when seeing "PGdaddy". I thought he had posted few years ago for advise regarding his son. ( leaving TW it was then) can vaguely remember a picture and French nationalit?
Looks like the OP did left with his son but his ex might have gone legal?
Doing business from inside the joint? Odd....
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby Northcoast Surfer » 26 May 2012, 23:52

Oooh. And I almost forgot. Here's an oldie, but a goodie. I seem to remember that the woman who was sentenced to jail for overstaying was a Macedonian who wasn't involved in any drugs, but just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and that's how she got caught.

Here's the original thread regarding the drug bust where she got nabbed for overstaying by two years!

Another big nose busted for growing weed

And the follow up thread warning about the dangers of overstaying your visa.

A Sobering Story About Overstaying

The woman's (allegedly from Macedonia) complete story, "My 'Hole' Story" can be found through these links. Oops, I'm feeling a bit randy after reading her title again. :oops:

My 'Hole' Story - Part I

My 'Hole' Story - Part 2

My 'Hole' Story - Part 3

My 'Hole' Story - Part 4

My 'Hole' Story - Conclusion

You know what? I haven't found even one mention of Internet, WIFY, mobile phones, televisions, or even notebook computers in any of these jail stories. It's a very good possibility that these items aren't available to inmates within the Taiwan prison system. :ponder:
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby Chris » 27 May 2012, 00:04

pgdaddy1 wrote:Two boys, two different mothers, one will very likely want our son to be able to spend significant time with me, the other is doubtful at the moment but situation may improve.

Sounds like no arrest threat originating from Mom #1; I assume the threat originates from Mom #2? Is it possible to negotiate with her (i.e. your lawyer talk to hers) and remove any threat of arrest?
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby pgdaddy1 » 27 May 2012, 00:36

pgdaddy1 wrote:
Chris wrote:
pgdaddy1 wrote:Two boys, two different mothers, one will very likely want our son to be able to spend significant time with me, the other is doubtful at the moment but situation may improve.

Sounds like no arrest threat originating from Mom #1; I assume the threat originates from Mom #2? Is it possible to negotiate with her (i.e. your lawyer talk to hers) and remove any threat of arrest?


Chabuduo dui. Tried everything, unfortunately Mom 1 is not ready yet to make total peace and drop the charges. Have offered to increase the maintenance allowance or even a lump sum agreement but she is not interested. Mom 2 would like me to return to Taiwan, she would sure appreciate some help looking after our son ....

NC Surfer, I read that guy's blog before, doesn't sound pleasant at all, didn't see where it said "no internet/ laptop" though, but I will assume that there isn't unless someone can prove otherwise !

CV, I am definitely in a dodgy business: accountant, never trust 'em- almost as bad as lawyers .....
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Re: Prison in Taiwan- computer and internet access

Postby ceevee369 » 27 May 2012, 00:38

Best to take legal advice ( Eiger?) upfront if not done yet. Look at potential charges and sentences for whatever you might be considered accountable for.
They sure will be able telling you what is and is not available inside.
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