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Filed Under: Law | National
Cherokee Nation program keeps former inmates out of prison (07/28)
Daryl Legg, who served three prison sentences, is helping Indian inmates with education and job training.

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Gabe Galanda: Defending the religious rights of Indian inmates (05/29)
Attorney Gabe Galanda explains why Huy was formed to protect the religious rights of Indian inmates.

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Law Article: Summary of recent court rulings in Indian Country (05/12)
Attorneys discuss recent federal court decisions affecting tribes and individual Indians.

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Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signs parole agreement with state (05/06)
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate signed an agreement to allow tribal members to serve their parole on the reservation.

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Native Sun News: Court backs Indian inmates over tobacco use (05/05)
On Friday, April 25, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of Judge Karen Schreier that the South Dakota Department of Corrections cannot ban tobacco from Native American inmates using it for religious purposes.

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8th Circuit sides with Indian inmates in tobacco use lawsuit (04/28)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Indian inmates in a dispute over tobacco use.

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Indiana settles lawsuit over religious rights of Indian inmates (04/24)
The Indiana Department of Corrections has reached a settlement with Indian inmates who said their religious rights were being violated.

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Native Sun News: Indian inmates see religious rights suppressed (03/04)
In response to the continued denial of religious freedoms to Native American prisoners in multiple states across the country, several prominent advocacy groups have approached the United Nations Human Rights Committee with a complaint.

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Editorial: Too many Native people in Montana prison system (01/06)
Native American men and women are over-represented in the prison system in Montana.

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County jail adds sweat lodge for large Indian inmate population (10/23)
The jail in Coconino County, Arizona, is building a new sweat lodge for its large Indian inmate population.

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Native Sun News: Federal sentencing impacts Indian inmates (08/22)
In a speech to the American Bar Association last week, United States Attorney General, Eric Holder, introduced a dramatically different approach to how the federal government will now prosecute and sentence non-violent drug offenders.

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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...

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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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Andrew Yellowbear: Indian inmates being ignored in state (03/21)
Andrew Yellowbear Jr., a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming who has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his 22-month-old daughter, says Indian inmates are being...

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Native Sun News: Prison guards watched as Indian inmate died (03/14)
The following story was written and reported by Brandon Ecoffey, Native Sun News Staff Writer. All content © Native Sun News. Tony Lester Indian inmate bled to death while officers...

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Native Sun News: Indian inmates in South Dakota win lawsuit (02/07)
The following story was written and reported by Evelyn Red Lodge, Native Sun News Correspondent. All content © Native Sun News. Inmates win tobacco lawsuit By Evelyn Red Lodge Native...

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Indian inmates at odds with state over tobacco at ceremonies (11/29)
Indian inmates in South Dakota are at odds with state corrections officials over the use of tobacco in ceremonies. The Native American Council of Tribes, a group that holds ceremonies...

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Jonathan Larrabee: Criminal prosecution violates treaty clause (10/05)
"This is to correct a century-plus-long legal error that has been and continues to be perpetuated upon the Great Sioux Nation and all Indians alike. The lesson is that all...

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Indian inmates in South Dakota win religious freedom lawsuit (09/20)
In a lawsuit filed by Indian inmates, a federal judge in South Dakota struck down the state's ban on the use of tobacco in religious ceremonies. The Native American Council...

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CNN: American Indians overrepresented in prison populations (08/13)
"Whoever wins the 2012 U.S. presidential election faces multiple, serious problems in the U.S. prison system. One issue is the soaring prison population and its rising costs; but another is...

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