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BOP Psychology Programs

If your client has replied ‘Yes’ to the questions (I- IX) below, one of these 9 BOP Psychology Programs may provide the best placement option for your client.

RDAP eligibility and an overview are covered in section VIII.

I) Is your client a first-timer young male offender 32 years of age or younger, facing a sentence of 60 months or more?

  • If yes, would your client be interested in participating in a program that teaches how to create a smoother adjustment to federal Prison?
  • Will they be sentenced to a medium-security facility?
  • If all three answers are yes, this program may help □;

BOP Brave Program– Facility Locations:

    • FCI Victorville, CA-Medium
    • FCI Beckley, WV-Medium

II) Is your client a male inmate in (or facing) a

  • high-security penitentiary setting with a history of substance abuse/dependence or
  • a major mental illness as evidenced by a current diagnosis of a Psychotic Disorder that may include;
    • Mood,
    • Anxiety,
    • Schizophrenia,
    • Delusion, and/or a
    • Substance-induced Psychotic Disorder?
  • If the answers are yes, this program may help □;

BOP Challenge Program – Facility Locations:

    • USP Big Sandy, KY-High
    • USP Hazelton, WV-High
    • USP Lee, VA-High
    • USP McCreary, KY-High
    • USP Allenwood, PA-High
    • USP Canaan, PA-High
    • USP Beaumont, TX-High
    • USP Coleman I, FL-High
    • USP Coleman II, FL-High
    • USP Pollock, LA-High
    • USP Tucson, AZ-High
    • USP Atwater, CA-High
    • USP Terre Haute, IN-High
    • USP Coleman I, FL (H)
    • USP Coleman II, FL (H)

III) Is your client a male or female with

  • a serious mental illness, but
  • who does not require inpatient treatment?
  • Do they lack the skills to function in a general population prison setting?
  • Would they be interested in a psychology program that
    • works closely with Psychiatry Services to
    • ensure they receive appropriate medication and
    • have the opportunity to build a positive relationship with the treating psychiatrist?
  • If your answers are yes, this program may help: □;

BOP Mental Health Step Down Program- Facility Locations:

    • FCI Butner, NC-Medium
    • USP Atlanta, GA-High

* Male inmates with a primary diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder are referred to the BOP STAGES Program

IV) Is your client a male or female with a

  • history of mental illness related to
    • physical, mental, intimate domestic violence, or traumatic PTSD?
  • Would your client be interested in a mental healthcare program that
    • focuses on the development of personal resilience,
    • effective coping skills,
    • emotional self-regulation, and
    • healthy interpersonal relationships?
  • If both answers are yes, this program may help: □;

BOP Resolve ProgramFacility Locations:

    • FPC Alderson, WV-Minimum (F)
    • SFF Hazelton, WV -Low (F)
    • SCP Lexington, KY-Minimum (F)
    • SCP Greenville, IL-Minimum (F)
    • FCI Aliceville, AL-Low (F)
    • SCP Coleman, FL-Minimum (F)
    • SCP Marianna, FL-Minimum (F)
    • FCI Tallahassee, FL-Low (F)
    • FCI Dublin, CA-Low (F)
    • SCP Victorville, CA-Minimum (F)
    • ADX Florence, CO-Maximum (M)
    • FCI Waseca, MN-Low (F)
    • FCI Danbury, CT-Low (M)
    • SCP Danbury, CT-Minimum (F)
    • FSL Danbury, CT-Low (F) (Activating)
    • FFPC Bryan, TX-Minimum (F)
    • FMC Carswell, TX-Adm. (F)

V) Does your client have a

  • significant functional impairment due to
    • intellectual disabilities,
    • neurological deficits, and/or
    • remarkable social skills deficits?
  • For example, do any of these apply to your client:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder,
    • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
    • Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s,
    • Parkinson’s, or
    • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) to mention just a few?
  • Would your client be interested in improving their institutional adjustment and
    • the likelihood of successful community reentry?
  • If your answers are yes, this program may help: □;

BOP Skills Program– Facility Locations:

    • FCI Coleman, FL-Medium
    • FCI Danbury, CT-Low

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VI) Is your client a male inmate (or facing prison) with

  • serious mental illnesses and
    • a primary diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, along with
    • a history of unfavorable institutional adjustment linked to this disorder?
  • Would they be willing to volunteer for this mental healthcare psychology program?
  • If both answers are yes, this program may help: □;

BOP Stages Program– Facility Locations:

    • FCI Terre Haute, IN-Medium
    • USP Florence, CO-High (Effective 9/ 2014)

VII) Sex Offender Conviction(s)

VIIa) Sex Offender Treatment Program: Nonresidential (SOTP -NR)

  • Is your client considered a low to moderate-risk sexual offender?
  • Does your client have a history of a single-sex crime; or
    • are they serving a sentence for a first-time Internet Sex Offense?
  • If both answers are yes, this program may help: □;

BOP Sex Offender Non-Residential SOTP-NR ProgramFacility Locations:

    • FCI Petersburg- Medium
    • FCI Englewood, CO-Low
    • USP Marion, IL-Medium
    • FCI Elkton, OH-Low
    • FMC Carswell, TX-Med. Ctr.(Females)
    • FCI Seagoville, TX-Low
    • FCI Marianna, FL-Medium
    • USP Tucson, AZ-High

VIIb) Sex Offender Treatment Program: Residential (SOTP -R)

  • Is your client considered a high-risk sex offender?
  • Does your client have a history of multiple sex crimes (re-offense sex offender),
    • extensive non-sexual criminal histories, and/or
    • a high level of sexual deviancy or hyper-sexuality?
  • Does their criminal history include;
    • rape,
    • sodomy,
    • incest,
    • carnal knowledge,
    • transportation with coercion,
    • the force for commercial purposes or sexual exploitation of children,
    • unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and/or
    • Internet pornography?
  • If your answers are yes, this mental healthcare program may help: □;

BOP SOTP-Residential Program Facility Locations:

    • USP Marion, IL-Medium
    • High FMC Devens, MA-Med. Ctr.

VIIc) New: BOP Commitment and Treatment Program for Sexually Dangerous Persons.

  • Is your client a candidate for
    • psychological treatment,
    • implementation of a behavior management plan, and
    • coordination of a multidisciplinary treatment team?
  • Can your client be considered sexually dangerous with
    • the possibility of criminal recidivism?
  • If both answers are yes, this program may help □;

Butner ‘New’ Commitment and Treatment Program – Facility Location:

    • FCC Butner, NC

VIII) RDAP

To verify RDAP eligibility, in addition to drug and alcohol abuse, prescription medications along with other medications available over the counter are also included.

According to the American Bar Association: there must be a verifiable, documented pattern of substance abuse or dependence within the 12-month period preceding arrest.

IX) NEW: The BOP Female Integrated Treatment (FIT) Program

  • Is your client a candidate for cognitive-behavioral treatment for females with substance use disorders, mental illness, and trauma-related disorders to female inmates?
  • Would your client also qualify for RDAP and those treatment plans which would also address substance use in this residential program may qualify for the early release benefit associated with RDAP?
  • If your answer is yes, this program may help □;

BOP FIT Program and Locations:

    • FSL Danbury, CT-Low – The New (FIT) Program

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Psychology Programs

Scoring PSF/Management Variables and Security Level Requirements for Participation

All Programs have Limited Availability: both in facilities, and inmates’ bed space

Terms

Axis I Disorders: Mental health and Substance abuse

Axis II Disorders: Personality and Developmental; targets inmates with severe personality disorders, typically Borderline Personality Disorder, who have a history of behavioral problems in the institution and who are amenable to treatment. P5330.11 

Some BOP Facilities have trained: Inmate patient care assistants (PCA-Page 3):

  • FCI Butner, NC-Medium: Providing ADL assistance where needed.
  • Trained Inmate Mental Health Companions to assist others with mental illness, working under psychology staff-
    1. USP Atlanta, GA-High (Secure MH Step Down Unit),
    2. USP Allenwood, PA-High (Secure),
    3. FCI Petersburg, VA
    4. USP Florence, CO-High
  • BOP Trained Inmate Mental Health Companions Observers for Suicide Watch on fellow inmates

Psychology Programs

1st: first-timer young male offender

  • < 32 years of age, or younger,
  • Who’s facing a sentence of 60 months or more?
  • In a medium-security facility
  • Receives $40 for successful completion of the 6-month program to help acclimate to life inside.

Brave Program2 Facility Locations: 

FCI Victorville, CA-Medium
FCI Beckley, WV-Medium

2nd: male in (or facing) a USP

    • 2 Tracks:

 

  1. Substance abuse/dependenceDelusion and/or a Substance-induced Psychotic Disorder
  2. Major mental illnesses as:
    • Psychotic Disorder that may include Mood, Anxiety, Schizophrenia,
    • Participants can be referred through staff assessment or self-referral

Challenge Program15 Facility Locations:

 

USP Allenwood, PA-High
USP Atwater, CA-High
USP Beaumont, TX-High
USP Big Sandy, KY-High
USP Canaan, PA-High
USP Coleman I, FL-High
USP Coleman II, FL-High
USP Hazelton, WV-High
USP Lee, VA-High
USP McCreary, KY-High
USP Pollock, LA-High
USP Terre Haute, IN-High
USP Tucson, AZ-High

3rd: male or female but who

  • does not require inpatient treatment.
  • has serious mental illnesses.
  • lacks the skills to function in a general population.

Mental Health Step Down Program 3 Facility Locations:

FCI Butner, NC-Medium (MH Step Down Unit)
USP Atlanta, GA-High (Secure MH Step Down Unit),
USP Allenwood, PA-High (Secure)

*Male inmates with a primary diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder are referred to the STAGES Program

 4th: male or female

  • with a history of mental illness related to;
    • physical, mental, intimate domestic violence, or traumatic Psychotic Disorder?
  • The program is given during their first 12 months of incarceration.

Resolve Program15 (F), 2 (M) Facility Locations:

ADX Florence, CO-Maximum (M)
FPC Alderson, WV-Minimum (F)
FPC Bryan, TX-Minimum (F)
FCI Tallahassee, FL-Low (F)
FCI Dublin, CA-Low (F)
FCI Waseca, MN-Low (F)
FCI Danbury, CT-Low (M)
FCI Aliceville, AL-Low (F)
FMC Carswell, TX-Adm. (F)
FSL Danbury, CT-Low (F) (Activating)
SCP Lexington, KY-Minimum (F)
SCP Greenville, IL-Minimum (F)
SCP Coleman, FL-Minimum (F)
SCP Marianna, FL-Minimum (F)
SCP Victorville, CA-Minimum (F)
SCP Danbury, CT-Minimum (F)
SFF Hazelton, WV -Low (F)

5th: Male

  • With serious mental illnesses, and a
  • Primary diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, along with
  • Hx of unfavorable institutional adjustment linked to this disorder

Stages Program2 + 8 Facility Locations:

Secure Stages Program: (2017 National Program)

  • FCI Terre Haute, IN-Medium
  • USP Florence, CO-High (Effective 9/ 2014)

These may also be available here, therefore checking with the BOP is recommended:

  • FPC Bryan, TX – Minimum
  • FMC Carswell, TX – Med. Ctr
  • FCI Aliceville, AL – Low
  • FPC Coleman, FL – Minimum
  • FPC Marianna, FL – Minimum
  • FCI Tallahassee, FL – Low
  • FCI Dublin, CA – Low
  • FPC Victorville, CA – Minimum

6th: Females; with

  • Substance abuse – who may be RDAP eligible.
  • Mental illness,
  • And a history of domestic violence – with a PTSD diagnosis.
  • All care can be provided here without the need for a transfer.

The Female Integrated Treatment (FIT) Program – 1 Location:

  • FCI Danbury, CT-Low – The New (FIT) Program

7th: Those with significant

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder and ALL OF ITS PARTS,
  • Difficulty interpreting what others are thinking or feeling.
  • Difficulty regulating emotion.
  • Difficulty maintaining the natural give-and-take of a conversation.
  • The tendency to engage in repetitive or routine behaviors.
  • Strict consistency to daily routines; outbursts when changes occur.
  • Problems with: social stimuli and aversions to smells, tastes, textures, along with the inability to decipher unwritten rules.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,
  • Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • cognitive limitations: psychological – intellectual or neurological deficits,
  • This is a 12-18 month program, participants may elect to continue participation.

Skills Program– 2 Facility Locations:

  • FCI Coleman, FL-Medium; (Male & Female)
  • FCI Danbury, CT-Low (male)
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—————————–DRUG Issues—————————-

8th: Drug Abuse Education resulted in:

  • Substance abuse that contributed to the offense,
  • Substance abuse resulted in a supervised release violation.
  • This is a 12-15 hour Educational Course / Not a drug treatment program.

9th: Nonresidential Drug Abuse Education Program

  • Upon completion may receive $30
  • For minor or low-level substance abuse impairment.
  • Benefit; the possibility of spending the maximum period in a halfway house (RRC)

10th: RDAP

  • To verify RDAP eligibility, in addition to drug and alcohol abuse, prescription medications along with other medications available over the counter are also included.

 

———————– Sex Offender Management Programs (SOMP) ———————————-

11th: Low to moderate sexual offender?

  • Single-sex crime; or first-time Internet Sex Offense?

SOMP Nonresidential (SOTP -NR) SOTP-NR Program8 Facility Locations:

FCI Elkton, OH-Low
FCI Englewood, CO-Low
FCI Petersburg- Medium
FCI Marianna, FL-Medium
FCI Seagoville, TX-Low
FMC Carswell, TX-Med. Ctr. (Females)
FMC Devens, Massachusetts
USP Marion, IL-Medium
USP Tucson, AZ-High

12th: high-risk offender?

  • History of multiple sex crimes (re-offense sex offender),
  • Extensive non-sexual criminal histories, including;
  • rape, sodomy, incest,
  • transportation with coercion,
  • sexual exploitation of children,
  • unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and/or
  • internet pornography?

SOMP Residential (SOTP -R) – SOTP-Residential Program2 Facility Locations:

  • USP Marion, IL-Medium/High
  • High FMC Devens, MA-Med. Center.

13th: Sexually Dangerous Persons

Certification & Civil Commitment

  • The Walsh Act,
    • one “who has engaged or attempted to engage in sexually violent conduct or
    • child molestation and
    • who is “sexually dangerous to others.”
  • a person is considered sexually dangerous to others if he;
    • suffers from a serious mental illness, abnormality, or
    • a disorder where he would have serious difficulty in refraining from sexually violent conduct or
    • child molestation once released.

SOMP Commitment and Treatment Program Facility Location:

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