|Prison Handbook | RDAP
Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer W.F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr. was researching Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Programs (RDAP). During this project I found a document that I will call a Prisoner Handbook. In it it discusses rules, regulations and procedures for inmates in federal custody. Although the manual was drafted for a Northern prison, it gives insight into what to expect while incarcerated. The manual also discusses the Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program and its requirements:
“1. Residential drug abuse programming is available at selected Bureau of Prisons institutions. It is a course of individual and group programs provided by a team of Drug Treatment Specialists and the Drug Abuse Program Coordinator in a treatment unit set apart from the general population. 2. The RDAP runs a minimum of 500 hours over a nine to twelve month period depending on individual progression.”
The Handbook is actually titled “Admission &; Orientation Federal Prison Camp.” The Introduction to the handbook begins, “The Purpose of the Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Booklet is to acquaint you with the rules, expectations, and opportunities at the Federal Prison Camp. . . .The Purpose of the Admissions and Orientation (A&O) Booklet is to acquaint you with the rules, expectations, and opportunities at the Federal Prison Camp . . . .”
The manual has several pages about drug treatment and Drug Abuse Programming, noting that the RDAP Involves Three (3) Levels:
1. Drug Education Program: 10 – 15 hours course which is offered at this facility.
2. Non-residential drug treatment: Involves individual as well as group programming, also available at this facility.
3. RDAP: This is a residential drug abuse program which spans approximately nine to twelve months in duration.
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