Back in April of 2016, the Federal Bureau of Prisons proposed new rules to expand the inmate eligibility for its Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program (RDAP).  When an inmate successfully completes the RDAP program, the inmate can receive up to a 12 month sentence reduction plus 6 months of living in a halfway house, which basically gives the inmate an 18 month reduction of the sentence they were handed upon conviction.

An inmate with a prior violent crime was previously precluded from receiving the 3621(e) RDAP early release program.  Those with convictions of prior felonies or misdemeanor convictions for homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, arson, kidnapping, or an offense that involves sexual abuse offenses committed upon minors.

With these new rules, that would allow inmates with previous convictions for these offenses that are older than 10 years from the date of sentencing to participate in the RDAP program and receive the 3621(e)-sentence reduction.  As it stands right now, inmates that currently are convicted of an attempt, conspiracy, solicitation to commit any of these crimes that are listed above are still precluded from the RDAP program.  It is the hope though that these rules can be considered for reform so these prisoners could benefit from the RDAP program participation and be able to earn an early release as well.

Some additional rules and policy changes that have been made that govern expulsions from the RDAP program.  Some inmates that were previously expelled from the program for minor violations, and that will now no longer be the enforced.  The rules went into effect back in May of 2016 and should help more federal inmates with early releases.

Wall Street Prison Consultants was founded by former 10-year Federal Inmate Larry Jay Levine. He’s now Director of Wall Street Prison Consultants and Coaching, and has been a contributor to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and several major news organizations providing expert information on Federal Prison and what people experience when incarcerated.

Before entering federal custody, Larry was a Private Investigator in Los Angeles, California. His prison consultant career began in 1998 when he was arrested by a FBI-Secret Service led Task Force and charged with racketeering, securities fraud, obstruction of justice and narcotics trafficking.

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