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Winnebago Adult Correction Facilities on Tribal Lands Planning Grant

Award Information

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $140,926)

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 Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, in collaboration with the Ho-Chunk Community Development Corporation, will use the Fiscal Year 2009 Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Planning award to develop a comprehensive master plan to construct a regional/multi-tribal adult correctional and justice facility to be located on the Winnebago Indian Reservation. The facility shall be designed to serve three federally recognized tribes: the Winnebago, Omaha, and Santee.

The construction of a new correctional facility will relieve other facilities from overcrowding and will provide tribal offenders with needed services in accordance with tribal traditions. Grant funds will be used for the development of a comprehensive master plan that addresses the need of a regional facility that can properly detain adult offenders, and to form a partnership in addressing similar issues being faced in the areas of law enforcement and corrections.


Date Created: September 22, 2009