Federal Criminal Prosecutions on the Rise – By the Numbers

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Federal Criminal Prosecutions are up for 2012 in the Middle District of Florida says a United States Department of Justice report. USDOJ  national statistics reveal in 2012, there were 84,307 criminal filings in the nation. In the Middle District of Florida for 2012 there were 1,505 Filings and 2011 had 1,290 filings.

Sadly, drug cases, including marijuana, remained by far the largest category  with 593  of the 1505 total (39%) cases. The next largest number of case filings – Immigration (241 cases) (16%) , then Fraud offenses right behind it at 227 (15%) ; Firearms (Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms –  ATF) Gun cases were next at 171 filings (11%).  In the 11th Circuit there were 2,064 criminal appeals filed in 2012 compared to 1,433 filed in 2011.

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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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