Fort Peck Tribes host ground breaking for $14M detention facility
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana broke ground on a $14 million detention facility.

The facility replaces a 51-year-old jail on the reservation. It will house 102 prisoners, which will alleviate overcrowding in the old jail, which only has space for 22 inmates.

The Department of Justice awarded a $12.7 million grant for the project. The tribe chipped in another $1.4 million.

The facility is scheduled to open in April 2012.

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Fort Peck Tribe breaks ground on $14 million jail in Poplar (The Great Falls Tribune 9/17)
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