Native Village of Hooper Bay Jail

Native Village of Hooper Bay Jail Information

Hooper Bay, located in Alaska, is a remote community with a population of approximately 1,200 residents, a slight increase from 2010. This village, known as "Naparyarmiut" in Central Yupik, is situated along the Bering Sea coast and embraces a subsistence lifestyle. Residents engage in hunting, fishing, and traditional activities deeply rooted in their Yup'ik culture. Hooper Bay is a close-knit community with strong cultural ties, including dance, storytelling, and artistic traditions. Its remote location and the surrounding natural beauty make it a unique place, fostering a deep connection between its residents and the rugged Alaskan wilderness.

Tribe: Native Village of Hooper Bay

Phone: 907-758-4915

Physical Address:
Native Village of Hooper Bay Jail
002 Tomaganuk Road
Hooper Bay, AK 99604

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Native Village of Hooper Bay Jail
P.O. Box 69
Hooper Bay, AK 99604

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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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