By: Lin Chang-shun, Liu Shih-yi and Joseph Yeh
However, the court ruled it "unconstitutional" that the laws do not give convicted sex offenders a chance to express their opinion before making them undergo inpatient treatment after completing their prison term.
The Ministry of Justice (MOJ) should also ensure such therapy is undertaken as a form of rehabilitation rather than a punishment, it said. Currently the only such facility in Taiwan is inside Taichung Prison.
The court instructed the ministry to make adjustments to the current process within three years to protect the rights of ex-convicts. [FULL STORY]