Eligibility is becoming more difficult, and the wait for the Bureau of Prison’s program continues to get longer and longer. Qualifying for acceptance into RDAP is getting harder because the BOP’s inadequate planning for the overwhelming demand they are currently experiencing for the 9-month class. It is only offered in select prisons throughout the United States and because of this there is not enough space for all the applicants. Those without advanced preparation are finding it more and more difficult to get accepted. Those that properly prepare are secure, but are in the minority. There is a growing backlog of qualified candidates because of overcrowding and limited resources. Even inmates with backgrounds and criteria that would have previously guaranteed their participation are being denied if they have not properly established the qualifications beforehand.
RDAP Dan has developed a reputation as a premier specialist. The BOP is constantly changing what constitutes the ideal RDAP candidate. Dan stays in the know with the evolving landscape so the specific information gets disclosed at the right time and place. This does not take place by chance and those try attempt to do this themselves already have two strikes against them. Without the guidance of an experienced consultant to set them up properly one is risking up to 18 months more of their life to be spent in custody.
Dan is your guide for Federal Prison RDAP Sentence Reduction
RDAP Dan directs clients effortlessly to their final destination and through this difficult journey. The earlier the process is started, the better the results. Do not wait until you are in custody to reach out. By then it could be too late.
In addition to providing clients with pre-sentence investigation reports advice, prison consultants work with the government and understand what probation officers need to hear. They also understand all the key phrases that have to be mentioned during a case hearing. The hearings can require many different documents and Dan is with you every step of the way.
That can be proofs of classes, counseling, sentencing memos, psychological reports and character letters. They generally help develop the package for their clients to prevent outcrop of issues when talking with officers. Remember that they have to handle all aspects of your case in the right manner – if done otherwise, the defendant is likely to suffer.
The Residential Drug Abuse Program is a 500 hour (9 to 12 month) voluntary program involving group or individual therapy for federal prisoners with a substance abuse problem. The program allows the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to provide residential substance abuse treatment for eligible prisoners.
As one of the incentives to influence prisoners to take part in the Residential Drug Abuse Program, United States federal law permits the BOP to reduce the sentence of program graduates who are convicted of nonviolent offenses by a period of up to one year after successful completion.
It is important to note that the Residential Drug Abuse Program only exists in United States federal prisons and state prisoners cannot participate. On March 16, 2009, BOP issued new rules regarding the program. The new rules made many significant changes to the older versions of BOP regulations.
Components of the U.S. federal prison Residential Drug Abuse Program
This is a 6-12 month (500-hour residential program). The participants of this program generally live in special sections of the prison and their day is usually split between prison educational or a work program and drug abuse treatment programs. At the end of the phase, an inmate has to receive a “certificate of completion.”
Unless a prisoner will benefit from the halfway house program after completing the unit-based component, the BOP will reintroduce him/her to the community. They also take part in the follow-up services the BOP provides. That is the initial component of federal prison after-care requirements.
The Transitional Drug Abuse Treatment (TDAT)
The TDAT program lasts less than 6 months in a halfway house. It can also be doing during home confinement. The Transitional DRUG Abuse Treatment is the second and the final part of the RDAP after-care requirement.
How can federal prisoners benefit from RDAP if you are not in a federal prison that offers it?
Individuals in a federal prison that does not have RDAP programs have no other option. They can only transfer to another prison that offers the program.
The Bureau of Prisons can reduce the security level of inmates who fall in higher security level category.. After the BOP has approved the application of a higher security level prisoner into the program, the prison staff must change the security level of the prisoner to allow his/her relocation to one of the facilities with RDAP.
What can cause expulsion from RDAP?
Bad behavior and regular rule breaking will definitely lead to expulsion from the Residential Drug Abuse Program. Generally, a prisoner is given one formal treatment intervention or warning before he/she is kicked out of the RDAP program. However, prohibited acts that involve drug, violence, alcohol, escape, threats of violence or violating the program’s confidentiality leads to immediate removal. A prisoner can also withdraw voluntarily from the program.
Are prisoners whose convictions involved a gun eligible for the sentence reduction program?
Under RDAP, any federal prisoner serving a prison term for a crime that involved carrying, possession or use of a gun or any other dangerous weapons such as explosive devices or explosive materials cannot benefit from this federal prison sentence reduction program.