DOJ releases $236M for tribal law enforcement
The Department of Justice announced the release of more than $236 million to help tribes with public safety and law enforcement programs.

The money comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. More than $224 million will be used to construct and renovate prisons and jails in Indian Country and another $12 million will be used for juvenile justice systems for American Indian and Alaska Native youth.

The announcement was made by Associate Attorney General Tom Perrelli, who met with tribes at a listening session in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He said tribes in New Mexico are receiving more than $82 million for their justice programs.

The listening session wraps up today. Attorney General Eric Holder will lead the upcoming Tribal Nations Listening Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on October 28-29.

Get the Story:
Press Release: Associate Attorney General Announces More Than $236 Million in Public Safety Funding to Tribal Communities (DOJ 9/21)
Remarks: Tom Perrelli at DOJ listening session (DOJ 9/21)
Indian tribes to get stimulus funds to fight crime (AP 9/21)
Tribe gets federal stimulus money (AP 9/22)
$20.8M in US stimulus funds for Yaqui center (The Arizona Daily Star 9/22)
New Yankton Sioux jail gets funding boost (The Rapid City Journal 9/22)
Herseth Sandlin announces jail grant (AP 9/22)

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act:
H.R.1 | S.1

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