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Pursuant to 18 USC 3621(e) the Federal Bureau of Prison RDAP Residential Drug Abuse Program offers qualified non-violent federal inmates the ability to obtain up to a 12 month early release from Federal Prison upon successful completion of the program. To be eligible an inmate must had a verifiable substance abuse issue at least 1 year prior to committing their crime, have no history of violence or weapons charges, and be eligible to remain in the United States after completion of the Program. Click here for addition information on RDAP Program eligibility.

BOP RDAP Eligibility Screening Process

The Federal Bureau of Prisons offers the RDAP early release program at several facilities.

The screening process for BOP RDAP Program entry begins as follows. Inmates file an “Inmate Request To Staff” form  aka “COPOUT” with the prison psychology department requesting RDAP admission.  A BOP Psychology Department staff member known as a (“DTS”) Drug Abuse Treatment Specialist reviews the inmate’s Central File.  The DTS will then determine 3 things to very program entry eligibility:

  1. There’s sufficient time remaining on the inmate’s sentence to enter and graduate RDAP;
  2. Collateral documentation is available to verify the inmate’s use of specific drugs;
  3. If there exists verification that can establish a pattern of substance abuse or dependence.

Drug abuse history, can sometimes be found in the inmate’s PSR prepared by U.S. Pre-Trial Services for sentencing.

Substance Abuse Documentation 

Collateral documentation is sufficient verification for RDAP eligibility and must show substance abuse 12 months prior to inmate’s current offense. The following independent reports are acceptable substance abuse verification:

  1. Documentation supporting substance abuse before the inmates current offense arrest;
  2. Reports from a probation officer, parole officer, social service professional, verifying the inmate’s substance problem before the current offense arrest;
  3. Treatment records from a substance abuse treatment provider or medical provider who diagnosed and treated the inmate for a substance abuse disorder with[in] the 12 month period before the current offense arrest; 
  4. Arrest records of multiple convictions (two or more) for Driving Under the Influence or Driving While Intoxicated 5 years prior to the inmate’s most recent arrest. 

A DTS will provide inmates the opportunity to obtain the additional documentation and information listed above.

Any recreational, social or occasional use of alcohol or drugs does not rise to levels of excessive or abuse, and as a result will not qualify as verification of a substance abuse disorder.

Verifying documentation of alcohol or other drug use must indicate problematic use consistent with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (“DSM”) criteria. 5.

If verifying documentation is located or produced, and only then, inmates who volunteer for the RDAP are personally interviewed by a Drug Abuse Program Coordinator (DAPC) at the prison to determine if an inmate has a substance use diagnosis (i.e., substance dependence and/or substance abuse) in accordance with the DSM.

The Federal Bureau of Prison offers the RDAP program at the following facilities.

FCI Allenwood L (PA)
FCI Allenwood M (PA)
FCI Berlin (NH)
USP Canaan (PA)
FCI Danbury (CT)
FCI Elkton (OH)
FCI Fairton (NJ)
FCI Fort Dix 1(NJ)
FCI Fort Dix 2(NJ)
FPC Lewisburg (PA)
FPC McKean (PA)
FCI Schuylkill (PA)

FPC Alderson 1 (WV)
FPC Alderson 2 (WV)
FPC Beckley (WV)
FCI Beckley (WV)
USP Big Sandy (KY)
FCI Butner M1(NC)
FCI ButnerM2 (NC)
FCI Cumberland (MD)
FPC Cumberland (MD)
SFF Hazelton (WV)
FMC Lexington 1 (KY)
FMC Lexington 2 (KY)
FCI Memphis (TN)
FCI Morgantown 1 (WV)
FCI Morgantown 2 (WV)
FCI Petersburg -M(VA)
FCI Petersburg -L(VA)

FCI Coleman –L (FL)
USP Coleman II (FL)
FPC Edgefield (SC)
FSL Jesup (GA)
FCI Marianna (FL)
FCI Miami 1(FL)
FCI Miami 2 (FL)
FPC Miami (FL)
FPC Montgomery 1 (AL)
FPC Montgomery 2 (AL)
FPC Pensacola (FL)
FPC Talladega (AL)
FCI Tallahassee (FL)
FCI Yazoo City (MS

FPC Duluth (MN)
FCI Englewood (CO)
FPC Florence (CO)
FCI Florence (CO)
FPC Greenville (IL)
FCI Leavenworth (KS)
FPC Leavenworth (KS)
USP Marion (IL)
FCI Milan (MI)
FCI Oxford (WI)
FPC Pekin (IL)
FCI Sandstone (MN)
MCFP Springfield (MO)
FCITerre Haute(IN)
FCI Waseca (MN)
FPC Yankton1(SD)
FPC Yankton 2 (SD)
 FCI Bastrop (TX)
FPC Beaumont (TX)
FCI Beaumont–L (TX)
FCI Beaumont–M (TX)
USP Beaumont (TX)
FPC Bryan (TX)
FMC Carswell 1 (TX)
FMC Carswell2 (TX)
FCI El Reno (OK)
FCI Forrest City-L(AR)
FCI Forrest City-M (AR)
FCI Fort Worth1(TX)
FCI Fort Worth 2 (TX)
FCILa Tuna (TX)
FCI Seagoville1 (TX)
FCI Seagoville 2 (TX)
FPC Texarkana (TX)
FCI Dublin1 (CA)
FCI Herlong, (CA)
FCILompoc (CA)
FCI Phoenix (AZ)
FPC Phoenix (AZ)
FCI Safford (AZ)
FCI Sheridan (OR)
FPC Sheridan1(OR)
FPC Sheridan 2 (OR)
FCI Terminal Island1 (CA)
FCI Terminal Island2CA)
FCC = Federal Correctional Complex
FCI = Federal Correctional Institution
FMC = Federal Medical Center
FPC = Federal Prison Camp
FSL =Federal Satellite (Low Security)
MCFP = Medical Center for Federal Prisoners
RCI = Rivers Correctional Institution
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90 RDAP Programs at 77 RDAP Locations


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