FCI Texarkana Substance Abuse Programs

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Any inmate may request and will be considered for enrollment in the Drug Abuse Education program at any time during his incarceration. An inmate may be required to complete the Drug Abuse Education program and will be afforded priority placement if Drug Abuse Treatment Staff determine, through interview and file review, that (a) there is evidence that alcohol or other drug use contributed to the commission of the offense; (b) alcohol or other drug use was a reason for violation either of supervised release (including parole) or Bureau community status (that is, RRC placement for which the inmate is now incarcerated); (c) there is a recommendation (or evaluation) for drug programming during incarceration by the sentencing judge; or (d) there is evidence of a history of alcohol or other drug use (e.g., the inmate’s history of alcohol and/or drug use within the past 5 years is emphasized in the Presentence Investigation Report (PSR).

If an inmate is required to complete Drug Abuse Education, but either declines to enroll or fails to complete the program, certain sanction will be applied. These sanctions include ineligibility for performance pay above maintenance pay level, ineligibility for bonus pay or vacation pay, and ineligibility for a Federal Prison Industries work program assignment.


The RDAP is a voluntary, comprehensive drug abuse treatment program that includes a unit-based treatment component as well as a substantial aftercare phase. To successfully complete the RDAP, inmates must complete (a) the unit-based treatment component, (b) follow-up treatment if time allows between completion of the unit-based component and transfer to a community-based program, and (c) the Transitional Drug Abuse Treatment (TDAT) component.

The RDAP is made available to any inmate who meets the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder as determined by the assessing psychologist. This disorder must be verifiable. To gain entry, applicants must also sign an agreement acknowledging program responsibility and they must be able to complete all three components of treatment – to include the critical RRC or home confinement transfer in order to participate in the TDAT.

Program participants who are camp eligible live on the RDAP unit at the Satellite Prison Camp where they participate in a broad range of treatment activities each day; they are expected to work and/or attend educational programming as well. If an inmate is not eligible for camp placement after he meets the eligibility requirements for the program, then a referral will be requested to another institution where the program is offered at the appropriate security level. If an inmate desires enrollment in the Residential Drug Abuse Program, he may request that Psychology determine his eligibility by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff form. When he applies, the inmate will be advised of two matters: (a) whether he qualifies to enter the Residential Program and (b) whether he is provisionally eligible to receive a sentence reduction under 18 USC 3621(e).


RDAP follow-up services are required of those inmates who have completed the unit phase of the RDAP and who wish to complete the program in its entirety. If an inmate fails to comply with follow-up services he will be failed from the RDAP and will lose all secondary benefits of that program (e.g., the 3621(e) release method). To avoid being placed on DAP FAIL status, inmates must successfully complete all follow-up requirements while they continue the confinement portion of their sentence.


The Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NRDAP) is available to all inmates who have an interest and need for this form of treatment. The purpose of NRDAP is to afford all inmates with a drug problem the opportunity to receive drug treatment. The program is targeted to inmates who:

# Are waiting to enter the RDAP
# Do not meet the admission criteria for the RDAP, but who wish to benefit from less intensive drug abuse treatment services.
# Have been referred by other psychology or institution staff for drug abuse treatment.
# Have a judicial recommendation for drug treatment, but do not want or do not meet the criteria for the RDAP.

# Received detoxification from alcohol or drugs upon entering Bureau confinement.
# Have been found guilty of an incident report for use of alcohol or other drugs.

When the participant successfully completes the NRDAP program, he may be awarded $30. This award will be pro-rated based on the inmate’s participation, but may never be adjusted higher. In determining the amount of the drug treatment award, the drug treatment staff must consider the following. The inmate must:

# Be on time for group.
# Have no unexcused absences.
# Obtain satisfactory work performance.
# Maintain satisfactory sanitation requirements for the institution.
# Be Financial Responsibility Program (FRP) compliant.
# Maintain clear conduct.
# Not leave group without permission from the DTS(s) overseeing the group.
# Not eat, drink, or sleep in group.
# Complete all assigned activities.
# Dress appropriately, (i.e., clean institutional clothing, shirttails tucked in, shoes tied, no headphones, properly fitting pants with belts, no sunglasses, no coats or jackets, and no head covering other than approved religious headwear).
# Participate and progress in treatment.
Those who successfully completed NRDAP may also be considered for maximum period of RRC placement and will also be eligible for the award of various tangible incentives such as books, notebooks, pens, cups, etc.

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