Kenaitze Indian Tribe Jail

Kenaitze Indian Tribe Jail Information

In 1971, the Kenaitze Indian Tribe gained legal recognition as a country in its own right according to the Indian Reorganization Act's Alaska amendments. The Tribe provides several events and services that improve the health of residents and the surrounding area.

Tribe: Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Phone: 907-335-7200

Physical Address:
Kenaitze Indian Tribe Jail
150 N. Willow Street
Kenai, AK 99611-0988

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Kenaitze Indian Tribe Jail
P.O. Box 988
Kenai, AK 99611-0988

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Understanding US Bureau of Indian Affairs

Because the legal system in ‘Indian Country’ operates outside of the legal jurisdiction of the cities, counties and states where the individual Indian Reservations are located, and the land is wholly owned and governed by the Tribes, the jails and detention centers on those lands are maintained and run by the individual Tribes. The police that provide the security and enforce the laws and the courts that mete out justice are also controlled by the individual Tribes.

There are over 90 jails and detention centers throughout Indian Country, of which, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Office of Justice Services (OJS) staffs and operates a quarter of these facilities. The remainder are operated by Tribes through the PL 93-638, Self-Governance Compacts and a few are fully funded and operated by a tribe. Each jail is unique in operation and location.

Indian Reservation and Tribal laws also fall under the legal jurisdiction of the federal government. If a federal law has been broken, the Department of Justice may get involved. In that case, a convicted person from a crime committed on Indian Lands may be required to serve their time within the BOP (Federal Bureau of Prisons).

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