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Sault Tribe Adult Correctional Facilities Planning Grant

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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $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 Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians will use the FY 2009 Correctional Facilities on Tribal Lands Planning award to develop and complete a comprehensive master plan for an adult facility that establishes and enhances both tribal and non-tribal multi-agency cooperation and collaboration. The Tribe does not have an adult correctional facility on the reservation. This planning grant will allow the Tribe to explore options of adding a 32-bed facility to the new Justice Center, which currently houses law enforcement, the Tribal Court, and the Gaming Commission.

The development of the comprehensive master plan will address issues, such as staffing, long-term maintenance, and operation capabilities, and will result in a plan for the design, use, capacity, and costs of the proposed adult facility. The Tribe will establish a multi-disciplinary executive-level team, who will plan and monitor the proposed strategy.


Date Created: September 22, 2009