Sixteen inmates at satellite camp take advantage of Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program

The Taft Correctional Institution presented 16 inmates from Satellite Camp at the federal prison with certificates of completion during its Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program (NRDAP) graduation ceremony on Feb. 22.

The purpose of the Non-Residential Drug Abuse Program is to afford all inmates with a drug addiction the opportunity to receive drug treatment. This program targets inmates who are either waiting to enter the Bureau of Prisons Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) or do not meet the admission criteria for the RDAP, but who wish to benefit from less intensive drug abuse treatment services. This program is also associated with self-help programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) which are considered support programs for the NRDAP and the Bureau’s treatment protocols.

Programs such as the NRDAP program help reduce recidivism and prepare offenders to successfully re-enter society by promoting improvement in an inmate’s quality of life and the likelihood of treatment success.