DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM
There are three tiers to the Bureau of Prisons Drug Program: 1. Drug Abuse Education 2. Non-Residential Treatment and 3. Residential Drug Abuse Program.
Some inmates will be required to complete the Drug Education class. According to policy, this will be inmates sentenced or returned to custody as a parole/probation violator after September 30, 1991, and determined by Unit and/or Drug Abuse Treatment Staff through screening to meet one of the four requirements listed below:
There is evidence in the PSI that alcohol or other drug use contributed to the commission of the instant offense; or 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; or The inmate was recommended for drug programming during incarceration by the sentencing judge; There is evidence of a history of alcohol or other drug use.
Those who 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 to work UNICOR.
Drug Abuse Education
This program is open and offered to all inmates on a continual basis. Some inmates are mandatorily required to attend and participate in this program. The program is 15 hours in length. The purpose of the course is to inform inmates on the consequences of abuse and addiction and to motivate inmates needing treatment to apply for other programs. Inmates interested in volunteering for the Drug Education Class need to submit an Inmate Request to Staff Member, to the Drug Abuse Treatment Specialist.
Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment
This is available to inmates with substance abuse problems. The purpose of this program is to afford all inmates with a drug problem the opportunity to receive drug treatment. The program is 12 to 24 weeks in length. A small monetary incentive is available for inmates who complete this part of the program. Inmates who have graduated from an institutional Residential Services program are required to take the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program. Inmates interested in volunteering for the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program must submit an Inmate Request to Staff Member to the Drug Treatment Specialist.
Residential Drug Abuse Program
This program is not offered at FCI Schuylkill, however, an interview will be given to any interested inmate. To qualify to participate, an inmate must have a substance abuse history and be within 36 months of his projected release date. If qualified to participate, an inmate who meets the early release eligibility criteria outlined in Program Statement 5331.02, Early Release Procedures under 18 U.S.C. 3621(e), may receive an early release. If interested, send an Inmate Request to Staff Member to the Drug Treatment Specialist when you near the date in which you are 38 months prior to your projected release date.