FCI Estill Substance Abuse Programs

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Drug Abuse Treatment Programs

40-Hour Drug Education Class: Inmates sentenced or returned to custody as a parole/probation violator after
September 30, 1991, and it is determined by unit and/or drug abuse treatment staff through screening:

1. There is evidence in the PSI that alcohol or other drug use contributed to the commission of the instant offense -or-
2. Alcohol or other drug use was a reason for a violation either of supervision or BOP community status for which the inmate is
now incarcerated
3. The inmate was recommended for drug programming during incarceration by the sentencing judge; will be required to
participate in the drug education course.
Sanctions: Inmates who are required to complete the 40-Hour Drug Education Class but refuse to participate, withdraw, are
expelled, or otherwise fail to meet attendance and examination requirements shall be held at the lowest pay grade within the
institution and shall be ineligible for community programs.
Inmates interested in volunteering for the 40-Hour Drug Education Class need to submit an Inmate Request to StaJfto the drug
treatment specialist.

Non-residential Drug Abuse Treatment

It is available to inmates with substance abuse problems. This treatment can be either individual and/or group counseling, depending on the needs of the individuals and the number of individuals requiring treatment.Inmates who have graduated from an institution Residential Drug Abuse Program will receive their required monthly institutional transitional services through the Non-residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program. Inmates interested in volunteering for the NonResidential Drug Abuse Treatment program need to submit an Inmate Request to Staff to the drug treatment specialist.

Self-help Programs

e.g., Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), are available for inmate participation. These programs are monitored by
the drug treatment specialist and usually meet once a week. They are chaired by community volunteers and are available to anyinterested inmate. To volunteer for these self-help programs, inmates need to submit an Inmate Request to Staff to the drug
treatment specialist.

Residential Drug Abnse Program (RDAP) interviews will be completed on all inmates interested in participating in RDAP. RDAP is a 500-hour unit-based residential problem for inmates with histories of substance abuse or dependence who meet specific eligibility criteria. No RDAP exists within FCI Estill, but inmates meeting eligibility criteria may be transferred to other institutions which do offer this program. Inmates interested in being interviewed for a Residential Drug Abuse Program must submit an Inmate Request to Staff to the drug treatment specialist.


Certain inmates may be eligible for 6 month RRC placement and a sentence reduction of up to 12 months upon
successful completion ofRDAP and community transitional services. In order for your eligibility for these incentives to be
determined, you must first be deemed qualified to participate in RDAP. Inmates will be notified in writing regarding their eligibility
for early release.

Psychology Treatment Programs

Some BOP institutions offer psychology treatment programs which are similar to the Residential Drug Abuse Program but focus on different issues. Examples are the CODE Program, the Values Program, and the Brave Program, which focus on topics such as adjustment to incarceration. None of the these programs are available at FCI Estill.

However, you may be eligible to transfer to another facility if you would qualify for one of these programs.

Suicide Prevention

It is not uncommon for people to experience depression and hopelessness while in jailor prison, particularly if they are newly incarcerated, are serving a long sentence, are experiencing family problems or problems getting along with other inmates, or receive bad news. Sometimes, inmates consider suicide due to the pressure incarceration can bring to the forefront. Staff are trained to monitor inmates for signs of suicidality and are trained to refer all concerns to the Psychology Department. However, staff do not always see what inmates see. If you are personally experiencing any of the problems noted above, or you or another inmate are showing signs of depression (sadness, tearfulness, lack of enjoyment in usual activities), withdrawal (staying away from others, reducing phone calls and/or visits), or hopelessness (giving away possessions, stating “there is nothing to live for”), PLEASE alert staff right away. Your alertness can save a life. Suicide Watch Companions: The Psychology Department has a unique opportunity for a small number of qualified inmates to act as suicide watch companions. These inmates will be trained by the psychology staff in appropriate suicide watch procedures, in addition to special training in interpersonal communication skills and information related to suicide prevention. Inmates interested in being interviewed for the Inmate Suicide Watch Companion Team must submit an Inmate Request to Staff to Psychology Services.

Sexual Abuse/Assault Prevention and Intervention Program

All inmates should have received a sexual abuse/assault prevention and intervention pamphlet as part of their A&O Handbook. Please refer to this information. Any inmate who is the victim of a sexual abuse and/or assault is advised to notify any staff member, immediately.

Inmate on inmate sexual abuse/assault is defined as “one or more inmates engaging in, or attempting to engage in a sexual act with
another inmate or the use of threats, intimidating, inappropriate touching, or other actions andlor communications by one or more
inmates aimed at coercing andlor pressuring another inmate to engage in a sexual act.” Any sexual acts or contacts between inmates
are considered prohibited acts. The Psychology Department, in conjunction with other departments, has several responsibilities
regarding the care and documentation of perpetrators and victims of sexual assault. Counseling is available to inmates who are
victims of sexual assault. See “Attachment C”

Smoking Cessation

The Federal Bureau of Prisons promotes a smoke-free environment. FCI Estill is a non-smoking facility. The Psychology Department recognizes that inmates who are accustomed to smoking may experience difficulty if they quit abruptly. When an individual quits smoking, they may experience physical and psychological discomfort. However, these symptoms may be lessened with the appropriate interventions of a smoking cessation program. The Psychology Department, in conjunction with Health Services and the recreation staff, offers a Smoking Cessation Program which emphasizes healthy living, including nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Nicotine replacement patches are available for purchase through the institution commissary once an inmate has been cleared by Health Services to receive this intervention. For information about nicotine replacement therapy, please submit an Inmate Request to Staff to the Health Services Department. For all other information about smoking cessation, including an inmate support group, please submit an Inmate Request to Staff to the Psychology.

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