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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Eastern Cherokees approve $26M for jail and justice center (05/08)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will be spending $26 million on a jail and justice center. The original cost of the jail was $20 million. But the tribe added...

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Navajo Nation lacks adequate funding for new detention facility (04/08)
The Navajo Nation boasts the largest detention facility in Indian Country but lacks funding to staff it. The facility in Tuba City, Arizona, can house more than 130 inmates. The...

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Tribes cut back on law enforcement under budget sequester (03/18)
Tribes are being forced to cut back on law enforcement and justice programs due the sequester of the federal budget. Automatic, across-the-board cuts went into effect on March 1. The...

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Male inmate accused of assaulting female inmate at tribal jail (02/07)
A male inmate has been charged for assaulting a female inmate at a jail operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona. The inmates were placed in the same...

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Fronteras: Most kids in juvenile detention center are Indian (09/13)
"The high school dropout rate for American Indians is almost twice the national average. Educators in Flagstaff, Ariz., have tried to turn that trend around. And they’ve had some success...

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Chippewa Cree Tribe responds to audit on use of $12.3M grant (08/28)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana said it is implementing new procedures in response to a Department of Justice audit. The tribe received $12.3 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment...

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Yakama Nation focuses on rehabilitation with detention center (05/17)
The Yakama Nation of Washington dedicated its $12 million detention center on Wednesday. The 38,000-square-foot Yakama Nation Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility comes with 114 beds. The tribe hopes it will...

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Ex-tribal officer accused of harboring fugitives in North Dakota (05/16)
A former police officer for the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota has been charged with harboring fugitives. Federal authorities say Jessica Folden allowed two men who escaped...

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Chippewa Cree Tribe opens doors to $12.5M justice facility (05/02)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana celebrated the opening of a $12.5 million justice center on the Rocky Boy's Reservation. The 25,000 square-foot center houses the tribal jail and the...

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MPR: Red Lake detention center sits unused without BIA help (04/27)
"Red Lake tribal officials say they're frustrated over a funding dispute that has left a juvenile detention center empty and unused since it was built by the federal government seven...

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