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Getting to the camp is what all federal inmates strive for - it's the easiest time to do in the BOP. All federal inmates follow the same guidelines for release. Good time is 15% of the sentence that is granted to the inmate when they report - all they can do is lose good time, they can't gain more good time. Their release date reflects doing 85% of the sentence. RDAP is the only real way to get an earlierRead more
RDAP stands for Residential Drug Abuse Program which is found only in the federal Bureau of Prisons. Inmates that qualify for RDAP will get up to twelve months off of their sentence and a guaranteed six months of halfway house. RDAP is a fantastic nine-month program that has had a positive impact on inmate's personal development - addresses behavioral modifications more than strictly focused on drug addiction or dependency. There are defined guidelines as to who can and cannot getRead more
Once you are approved by Texas for inclusion into an RDAP class your out date will then change on the BOP website. The date will be calculated like this: 30 - 6 = 24 x .85. Sentence duration is 20.4 months but your release date from the camp will be at 14.4 months, assuming that you get 6 months of halfway house. Once in the halfway house if you have an approved residence and a job, you could get homeRead more
The PSR specifically has to have drug or alcohol abuse or dependency detailed within twelve months of the crime; not necessarily a psychologist's recommendation. You will have a meeting with the psychology department, the interviewer will have you PSR and will know whether you are within the guidelines to get in. They will get your application in, they send it to Beaumont TX for approval. If you are approved, you will go to the RDAP wait list until you getRead more
The sentence reduction does NOT come from the facility RDAP program level whatsoever, the reduction is determined administratively from Texas. Your reduction will be considered off of their assessment of how your PSR is written and specifically the nature of your crime. If there was violence, a weapon or endangerment of another person included in this Report, it is most unlikely that you get any time off. You will know in writing if you are accepted for the reduction orRead more
Residential Drug Abuse Program. RDAP is limited to federal inmates. Inmates that complete the 9 month program get 12 months off their sentence plus a guaranteed 6 months of halfway house. If you want more information please email us at email@example.com.Read more
Once the inmate is designated, they will go through Orientation. After that process, they will meet with their counselor and unit team manager. All of the sentencing recommendations and the report from the PSI will be in his folder. He should begin the process of letting them know he would like to be considered. He will write a "cop out" to the head of RDAP at that facility who will schedule an interview. Once interviewed, the findings are sent toRead more
The answer to this lies in the language of the PSR (pre-sentence report). If there is documented drug or alcohol abuse or dependency within 12 months prior to the crime, he will qualify. Absent this documentation in the report, it is very difficult to get the program. The judge's recommendation is not strong enough alone to coax the BOP to veer from their strict policy. Completing the program gets the inmate 12 months off their sentence and guaranteed six monthsRead more
RDAP accepts an inmate into the program but will not be enrolled until he is in the final 27 months of his sentence. The program is 9 months, he will live in a separate RDAP housing unit, wear a yellow belt and be expected to abide by every BOP rule. He will have to work on himself in front of the counselors and his peers. He will have to speak in front of people and give details of his dependency/abuseRead more
RDAP is absolutely FREE to the federal inmates. It is a great program and one that if completed will give the inmate one year off their sentence plus a guaranteed six months of halfway house. Besides the time off, RDAP is a worthwhile program that is integral to successful re-entry and should be available to all inmates.Read more