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Title: Prison Act CH
Category: Ministry of Justice(法務部)
Chapter 15 Death
Article 143
Where an inmate dies in prison, the prison shall immediately notify family member or nearest relative and report to the prosecutors office which shall assign a prosecutor to examine the body. Where there are multiple family members or nearest relatives, the prison is only required to notify one such individual.
Where the prison has acknowledged that the inmate in the preceding paragraph has appointed a lawyer and the matters delegated to the lawyer have not been completely processed, the lawyer shall also be notified.
Under conditions specified in Paragraph 1, the prison shall submit relevant information and report to the supervisory authority.
Article 144
The body of a deceased inmate shall be examined in accordance with the preceding article. Where it is not collected within seven (7) days after a notification is sent or where a notification cannot be sent, the body may be cremated and placed in an ash storage facility.