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  • Enron's Fastow may only serve five years with drug program - Fortune

    Fortune's Peter Elkind explains why the very people Enron's former CFO Andrew Fastow helped defraud helped him to a lighter sentence.Andrew Fastow is serving six years in Oakdale, La. November 27 2006 (Fortune Magazine) -- Howls are still being heard about the sentence granted Enron's forme...

  • Rod Blagojevich Asks For RDAP Program in Prison

    By Jeralyn  -  Wed Dec 14, 2011 The judge presiding over Rod Blagojevich's criminal case has agreed to recommend the Bureau of Prisons admit him to RDAP - the residential drug and alcohol program that allows inmates who successfully complete it to cut up to a year off their prison terms. The ne...

  • Intriguing Ninth Circuit ruling on RDAP eligibility claim

    April 14, 2010 The federal residential drug abuse program (RDAP) is rarely discussed and, even more rarely the subject of litigation. For this reason (and others), we found intriguing today's Ninth Circuit panel ruling in Mora-Meraz v. Thomas, No. 09-35413 (9th Cir. Apr. 14, 2010). Her...

  • Crooked Cop Bill Phillips: The Perils of Testifying

    September 24, 2007 Here are three lessons we can learn from the case of crooked cop William Phillips, who is to be paroled in November after spending nearly 40 years in jail. Lesson One: Beware of testifying before an outside agency investigating the police department if there is evil in your p...

  • Tales of a Former Federal Inmate - Half-Way House/RDAP

    Halfway House Time / RDAP If you are sentenced to federal prison, the last 10% of your sentence will be spent in a half-way house if your paperwork is submitted on time by the staff at your facility and the halfway house has a bed for you. The Second Chance Act states that you can ask for up to ...

  • My Journey From Addiction and Incarceration to Recovery and Hope

    By Marina Alvarez - 2003 From PositiveWords I've always loved helping others. From a young age, I had hopes and dreams of finishing school to become a social worker. In school, I was popular, got good grades, made the honor roll and was voted valedictorian of my junior high school graduating clas...

  • Guide to Substance Abuse Treatment in Jail - Yahoo

    Steve Thompson,Yahoo! Contributor Network Apr 2, 2008 I'd imagine that jail is the last place you'd want to start a substance abuse treatment program, but some people don't have the option. When you find yourself incarcerated for a drug-related offense, you no longer have access to the substance...

  • (Congressman) Jim Black and the RDAP Program

    Saturday, July 21, 2007 A big story in North Carolina this year has been the downfall of Jim Black, former four-term House Speaker. Black, 72, is from Matthews, a suburb of Charlotte, so he doesn't live far from me and the story has, of course, been large here. In Feb, he pled guilty to one c...

  • Prepping White-Collar Perps For Prison - Forbes

    Penelope Patsuris, July 31,2002 NEW YORK - Note to Samuel Waksal, Kenneth Lay, Bernard Ebbers, Dennis Kozlowski and the Rigas family: If you are in fact sentenced to do prison time, keep these pointers in mind. Inmate etiquette dictates that you don't rat, don't cut in line, don't reach, don't a...