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Substance Abuse Programs In Texas Correctional Institutions

Many substance abuse treatment programs are a mandatory part of the sentence for certain crimes. Others may be optional for inmates who qualify. In either case. good-faith participation and demonstrable progress in a substance abuse treatment program is one of several effective reintegration strategies that inmates should utilize:

  • Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facilities (SAFPF) - Texas judges may impost SAFPF in lieu of incarceration as a condition of community supervision. Parole boards may also include it as a parole condition. The program can last up to two-and-a half years, including six months of in-prison treatment, three months of residential aftercare, six to nine months of outpatient aftercare and up to 12 months of supervision.

  • In-Prison Therapeutic Community (IPTC) - IPTC follows time frames similar to SAFPF and uses mutual support and community mentality to encourage positive development among inmates with substance abuse issues.

  • Pre-Release Programs - Pre-Release programs, including Pre-Release Therapeutic Community (PRTC) and Pre-Release Substance Abuse Program (PRSAP), run for six months immediately prior to an inmate's release on parole. The parole board may require such treatment for offenders with serious substance abuse problems. 

  • State Jail Substance Abuse Program (SJSAP) - SJSAP is a 60- to 120-day multimodal program designed to provide therapy and treatment for members of the state prison population with substance abuse issues.

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) In-Prison Program - This six-month program includes group and individual therapy specifically designed for offenders who receive prison sentences after repeat DWIs or DWIs involving injury or death.

Contact an Attorney Who Appreciates the Effects of Substance Abuse

Our team at the Law Office of Kevin Stouwie understands the special challenges offenders with drug and alcohol issues face in obtaining parole and avoiding trouble after release. We can help Texas inmates make the most of their periods of incarceration by meeting these issues head-on. Call our office today at 855-727-6533 or contact us online. We visit inmates at more than 100 Texas correctional institutions for a low fee.


Helping Prisoners With Substance Problems Prepare for Release

A problem with substance abuse almost invariably leads to involvement with the criminal justice system. However, while the lack of availability of these substances in prison may force inmates to abstain, unless they confront they underlying problems that caused the substance abuse, they frequently relapse. Parole panels take note of whether or not an inmate participated in programs that help them confront their problems as part of deciding whether or not a Texas inmate can handle early release on parole. At the Law Office of Kevin Stouwie, we help inmates identify the type of substance abuse treatment program that is likely to work for them. We then highlight their participation and progress to parole panel members through passionate and direct advocacy. With recognition of the problem and proper treatment, you or your incarcerated loved on can have a great chance at receiving early release and moving on to a bright new life. 

"Kevin, I knew from the day we met that I had made the right choice. I will definitely recommend you to everyone I can...I cannot begin to express my deepest gratitude."

J. Solis- September, 2012

"Mr. Stouwie, I want you to know that my loved ones and I are very satisfied with your services. In my opinion, everything you did was perfect. You went above and beyond in your efforts to gain my freedom. I thank you for never giving up on me."

G. Flores - August, 2012

"Thank you so very much for winning my freedom back...My whole family says thank you as well...We made it!"

T. Morris - August, 2012

"Thank you for your hard work. I'm very grateful for having my son back."

M. Nguyen - June, 2012

"I'm stuck on WOW!!! During our interview, we discussed not expecting a miracle this go around. Repeat offender, two 18 year sentences, running cc, and you made my first parole! I'll be serving right at two years on this. UNBELIEVEABLE!...I'm just so grateful to you and your office for helping me gain my freedom...Nothing I can write on this paper could begin to express my gratitude."

Catherine B. - April, 2012

"I was granted the FI-2 and of course I am overjoyed and I want to thank you for all your assistance...I will recommend your services to others who may need trusted assistance in their (parole) review process."

T. Chau - March, 2012

"Thank you for all your help! May your family be blessed and you law office prosper and succeed. My freedom is precious and I shall not take it for granted."

​B. Henderson - November 2011

Attorney Kevin Stouwie chooses to focus his law practice on representing Texas prison inmates seeking early release through parole because he believes people can learn from past mistakes and society as a whole benefits when former inmates receive opportunities to build new lives.

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Law Office of Kevin Stouwie serves clients throughout Texas, and is based in San Antonio.

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