Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP)
- A 500 hour program where inmates are placed in a class that lives together, separated from the general prison population.
- Takes six to twelve months to complete.
- Inmate must have (1) verifiable drug abuse problem (2) No ‘serious’ mental health issues (3) within 36 months of release (4) agree to participate (sign agreement) (5) appropriate security level.
- Inmate cannot have a crime of violence.
A qualified attorney will request the Court to recommend RDAP and other programs in the Court's sentencing order.
Early Release Based on Successful Completion of RDAP
Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 227(d), an inmate who is sentenced for a non-violent offense, has a substance abuse problem and successfully completes a residential drug abuse treatment program, may qualify for an early release not to exceed twelve (12) months
Inmates Who Are Not Eligible for Early Release
- INS/ICE detainees.
- Inmates with prior felony or misdemeanor convictions within 10 years of the sentencing date for their current case; for homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, arson, kidnapping or child sexual abuse offenses.
- Inmates whose current offense has an element of physical force, carry, possession of a firearm, sexual abuse offenses.
- Current offense that by it’s nature or conduct present a serious potential risk or physical force against the person or property of another.
- Offenses for which a guideline enhancement was applied to the offense level for the use or threatened use of force or firearm.
If You Have Questions Regarding A Federal Criminal Case
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