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Correctional Facilities Comprehensive Master Plan Project

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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 Klamath Tribes (Tribes) propose us the grant funds to create a Correctional Facilities Comprehensive Master Plan. The Tribes are comprised of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Band of Snake Indians and currently have approximately 3,592 members. The first step in creating the Master Plan is to conduct a thorough and complete assessment of the community's needs, preferences, problems, resources, and opportunities as they relate to the creation of correctional facilities to serve the Tribes. When the assessment is complete, the Tribes then proposes to undertake a comprehensive economic feasibility study to identify how best to address the Tribes' correctional needs. Finally, the project will produce a site and design for a Klamath Tribes correctional facility to meet the diverse needs and preferences identified by the assessment.

The Tribes have created an executive-level Planning Team to oversee the efforts and coordinate cooperation and participation. The Planning Team will meet twice monthly and report to the Judicial Commission. The Planning Team will be responsible for hiring the Project Manager and for selecting consultants to assist with completing the following tasks: 1) Community Assessment; 2) Economic Feasibility Analysis: and 3) Architectural and Engineering Plan


Date Created: August 19, 2008