Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)
Drug abuse treatment is available to any inmate with a substance use disorder as determined by the assessing psychologist. Drug abuse treatment at FCC Beaumont consists of the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) at the Low and Minimum Security institutions, follow-up services at all facilities for those who have completed the unit-based component of the RDAP, Drug Abuse Education at all facilities, and nonresidential drug abuse counseling at all facilities in the Complex. The RDAP, Drug Abuse Education, and nonresidential drug abuse treatment are voluntary and may be requested by any inmate who thinks he may have a substance use disorder.
Follow-up services are mandatory for those who have completed the unit phase of the RDAP; 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). Moreover, an inmate may be required to complete the Drug Abuse Education program if (a) there is evidence that alcohol or other drug use contributed to the commission of his instant offense, (b) if alcohol or other drug use was a reason for violation of parole, probation, or supervised release, and/or if there is a judicial recommendation that the inmate receive any form of drug abuse treatment while incarcerated. If an inmate is required to complete Drug Abuse Education, but either declines to enroll or fails to complete the program, certain sanctions will be applied. These sanctions include retention at the lowest pay grade within the institution and denial of community programming to include RRC placement.
The RDAP is a voluntary, comprehensive drug abuse treatment program that includes a nine-month, unit-based treatment component as well as a substantial aftercare phase. Entry to the program ordinarily is permitted when the inmate is within 36 months of his projected release date. The RDAP is made available to any inmate who meets the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder as determined by the assessing psychologist. Importantly, in addition to meeting the diagnostic criteria for a substance use disorder, the inmate must have a history of drug abuse or addiction that is documented to have occurred within his last 12 consecutive months in the community.
Program participants live on the RDAP unit where they participate in abroad range of treatment activities half of each day; they are expected to work and/or attend educational programming the remainder of the day. If an inmate desires enrollment in the Residential Drug Abuse Program, he may request that psychology determine his qualification status by submitting an Inmate Request to Staff form. When he applies, the inmate will be placed on a waiting list to be interviewed. Following the interview, the inmate will be advised whether he qualifies for the program. At that time, if qualified, a request for review of his 3621(e) eligibility will be submitted to DSCC. Importantly, when an inmate completes the unit-based component of RDAP, he will be required to successfully complete all follow-up services while he continues the confinement portion of his sentence. At minimum, this requires compliance with a treatment plan and completion of monthly contacts with drug abuse treatment staff for a period of one year (or until transferred to RRC).Then, once transferred to RRC, the RDAP participant is required to complete all aftercare requirements while in bureau custody.
Failure to meet follow-up and aftercare requirements will result in program failure and forfeiture of any benefit received under 3621(e).