Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $204,560)
The Renovation of Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Discretionary Grant Program assists tribes in developing strategies to cost effectively construct or renovate existing facilities associated with the incarceration and rehabilitation of juvenile and adult offenders subject to tribal jurisdiction. Careful planning is critical to ensure that new and renovated correctional facilities are appropriately designed for the intended population, supportive of cultural and traditional values, safe and secure when completed, and are in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correctional operations, programs, and design.
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribes of the Flathead Nation will use their award of $204,560 to renovate the building currently used to house their jail and court. The building's present design has serious safety and health concerns for prisoners and tribal court and law enforcement personnel. This funding will be used to replace the existing heating and ventilation system, and install a video surveillance and booking system. The facility's plumbing and electrical systems will be renovated to provide for adequate water for staff and visitors and emergency back up electricity services in the event of a power outage.