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Chehalis Tribe Women's Correctional Facilities Renovation

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Thurston, Grays Harbor
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $497,900)

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 Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation will use the FY 2008 Correctional Facility Renovation Grant funds to increase the total prisoner capacity of the current facility from 16 to 24 by adding 1250 square feet of new new prisoner space, consisting of two 4-person cellblocks, a day room, and a shower for female inmates. The project will also add a second 30 kilowatt emergency generator, which will double emergency electricity generating capacity.


Date Created: August 5, 2008