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Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety Renovation Project

Award Information

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Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $500,000)

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 in compliance with Bureau of Indian Affairs' standards regarding correctional operations, programs, and design.

The Oglala Sioux Tribe will use funding to alleviate the substandard conditions at the Pine Ridge Detention Facility. The facility: houses the Tribal Attorney General's Office and the Tribal Prosecutor's Office; is a back-up 911 facility; and, serves as a center for law enforcement officers to write reports. The adult correctional facility's holding capacity is 24 individuals. Due to the significant number of alcohol and drug related crimes, the average number of inmates in the facility on a daily basis is 39.


Date Created: September 29, 2008