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Filed Under: Law | National
Inmate charged with murdering Mississippi Choctaw man in jail (07/30)
Rexdale Henry, 53, was killed by a fellow inmate a day after he was booked, the county sheriff told The Neshoba Democrat.

Filed Under: Opinion
Julian Brave NoiseCat: Native issues you aren't hearing about (07/30)
Most of the recent headlines about indigenous Americans have had to do with a certain D.C. football team, or a surpassingly dumb Adam Sandler movie.

Filed Under: Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Native mother left to die in a jail cell (07/30)
On July 6, 24-year-old Sarah Lee Circle Bear of Clairmont, South Dakota, was found unconscious in a holding cell in Brown County Jail.

Filed Under: Law
Makah Nation man charged for assault during attempted escape (07/28)
Brandon Joseph Eaton allegedly bit and punched a tribal police officer during an attempted escape from the jail on the reservation.

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Mississippi Choctaw family seeks answers for county jail death (07/27)
Rexdale Henry, 53, died a day after being placed in the Neshoba County jail.

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Mississippi Choctaw man dies after being placed in county jail (07/20)
Rexdale Wayne Henry, 53, was found dead in his cell on July 14.

Filed Under: Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs considers juvenile justice (07/16)
Incarcerating young Native Americans should be a last resort, federal officials and experts testified.

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Native Sun News: Half-year marked by race-related incidents (07/15)
Native Sun News will continue to stay in the forefront of news reporting covering race relations throughout the rest of the year.

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Senate Indian Affairs Committee sets hearing on juvenile justice (07/13)
Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the chairman of the committee, is concerned about 'alarming' issues facing young Native Americans.

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Native Sun News: Group aims to reduce number of Native inmates (07/08)
In May, Pennington County was the recipient of a $150,000 grant awarded by the MacArthur Foundation as part of a larger initiative to examine, assess, and institute changes in local jails across the country.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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