Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $150,000)
The Planning Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Competitive Grant Program assists tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively plan facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Careful planning is critical to ensure that correctional facilities, when completed, are appropriately designed for the intended population, supportive of cultural and traditional values, safe and secure when completed, and in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correction operations, programs and design.
The purpose of the Hannahville Regional Jail Facility Project is to develop a Comprehensive Master Plan that explores the feasibility of establishing a regional jail capable of housing both tribal and non-tribal offenders serving long-term sentences in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The executive level planning team for this project is comprised of the Tribal Chairperson, the Economic Development Director for Hannahville, the County Administrators for Marquette County, Delta County, and the Central Upper Peninsula Planning and Development Executive Director. The Hannahville Indian Community will hire a consultant to assist in the exploration of this project. The consultant will provide monthly reports to the planning team and these reports will be used to assess project progress.