Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $947,310)
The Recovery Act - 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 appropriate standards regarding correctional operations, programs, and design.
Under category III, the White Mountain Apache Tribe will receive $947,310 to renovate the Department of Corrections Adult and Juvenile Detention and Rehabilitation Center. The three biggest problems facing the White Mountain Apache Tribe's Department of Corrections (DOC) are: (1) lack of bed and holding space, (2) inability to properly classify and segregate offenders/defendants by risks and needs, and (3) unpaved parking lots, fire access roads and outdoor inmate recreational areas. The renovation will: add 12 male and 10 female beds which will be used for day and weekend release programs; pave 95,670 square feet that will include two parking lots and a fire access road, and add 14,000 square feet of recreational area for adult and juvenile inmates.