Native Village of Eek Jail

Native Village of Eek Jail Information

The Native Village of Eek is a remote Alaskan community located on the Bering Sea coast. Situated in the Bethel Census Area, Eek is home to about 472 residents, primarily of Yup'ik Eskimo descent. The village relies on subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering to sustain its inhabitants. Eek faces unique challenges, including harsh weather conditions and limited accessibility. The community has a strong commitment to preserving its cultural heritage, with a focus on the Yup'ik language and traditional practices. Eek is known for its beautiful natural surroundings and is deeply connected to its indigenous roots.

Tribe: Native Village of Eek

Phone: 907-536-5128

Physical Address:
Native Village of Eek Jail
2 Council Street
Eek, AK 99578

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Native Village of Eek Jail
P.O. Box 89
Eek, AK 99578-0089

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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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