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06. Residential Drug & Alcohol Program (RDAP)

Prisonology spoke with Patricia Griffin, PhD, Bureau Of Prisons RDAP Coordinator - Retired, on the RDAP program and how to improve your chances of getting into it.


The Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) is a 500-hour program over nine months for inmates incarcerated in select institutions.  The program is intensive therapy addressing past alcohol and drug abuse issues for those enrolled.  Completion of the program can result in up to a one year reduction off of an inmates prison term and six months of halfway house.  It is the only program, if completed, in the BOP that offers a reduction of time off of a sentence.

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