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Residential Drug Abuse Treatment, RDAP, Bureau of Prisons, Drug Abuse Treatment, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Drug Treatment,

Residential Drug Abuse Treatment, RDAP, Bureau of Prisons, Drug Abuse Treatment, Federal Criminal Defense Attorney, Drug Treatment,

Prison Handbook | RDAP

Residential Drug Abuse Treatment


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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