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Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Jail with large Indian population secures grant (06/09)
In Rapid City, the Native American population hovers right around 13 percent, while the population in the Pennington County Jail of local tribal members is at 50 percent year round.

Filed Under: Law
County by Pine Ridge Reservation receives justice service grant (05/27)
The money will support drug courts, behavioral health programs and alternative sentences for juveniles.

Filed Under: Law | National
Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate ready to exercise VAWA jurisdiction (05/22)
The tribe has reached an agreement to house certain inmates in a North Dakota county jail.

Filed Under: Education | National
Native Sun News: Juvenile center offers services to Native youth (04/30)
The Juvenile Services Center, formerly Juvenile Detention Center, is more than just a facility for locking up our youth in Rapid City.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: County addresses spiritual needs of inmates (04/20)
In the Pennington County jail, Pansy Hawk Wing donates her time to serve on the Religious Advisory Committee and in the Native American Spiritual Program.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: County sheriff seeks more Native employees (04/14)
The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department is well aware of the fact there is a lack of Native American staffing in the jail and on the patrol unit.

Filed Under: Law | National
Eastern Cherokees make changes to exercise VAWA authority (03/18)
The tribe is looking at its jury selection rules in order to arrest, prosecute and sentence non-Indian domestic violence offenders.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Tribes struggle to provide services to youth in justice system (12/01)
Juveniles who commit crimes or get into trouble are often placed in detention centers where they receive little support and services.

Filed Under: Law | National
Indian inmates being sent to new detention center in Montana (10/09)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is paying a private company $70 per inmate per day.

Filed Under: Law
Oglala Sioux Tribe getting ready to open $41M justice complex (10/07)
The facility will house the tribe's police force, attorney general, court system and corrections department.

Filed Under: Law | National
Native Sun News: Facility in Montana set to house Indian inmates (08/27)
When final federal paperwork is approved later this month, the Two Rivers Correctional/Treatment Facility will soon accept Native inmates from across the Great Plains region.

Filed Under: Law | National
Report shows dip in Indian Country detention center population (08/01)
The most overcrowded facility was the Medicine Root Detention Center on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Canada | Law
Native mother plans to file suit over son's death in Alberta jail (07/16)
Edward Snowshoe, 24, had been kept in solitary confinement for 162 consecutive days.

Filed Under: Law
Authorities capture murder suspect who escaped CRIT custody (03/12)
A homicide suspect who escaped from a detention facility operated by the Colorado River Indian Tribes has been recaptured.

Filed Under: Law
Reward posted for murder suspect who escaped from CRIT jail (03/11)
The Colorado River Indian Tribes are offering a $11,000 reward for information about a homicide suspect who escaped a detention facility.

Filed Under: Law
Nisqually Tribe hosts ceremony at $20M public safety complex (02/21)
The Nisqually Tribe of Washington hosted a dedication ceremony for a $20 million public safety complex.

Filed Under: Law
Family sues BIA for death at Lower Brule Sioux detention facility (11/06)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being sued for a death at a detention facility on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Law
Prisoners escaped from BIA detention facility in South Dakota (07/11)
Four prisoners escaped from a Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facility in South Dakota.

Filed Under: Opinion
Editorial: Protecting all prison inmates from sexual assault (05/27)
The New York Times on a report Department of Justice report which found that a Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota had...

Filed Under: Law
BIA detention facility had highest sexual misconduct rate (05/17)
A Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota had the highest rate of staff sexual misconduct than any other in the U.S., according...

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