Native Village of Ruby Jail

Native Village of Ruby Jail Information

Koyukon Athabascans of the Nowitna-Koyukuk band are present-day people of Native village of Ruby; they are nomads that moved around with each season in search of wildlife. Ruby lies in the Kilbuck-Kuskokwim Mountains, on the Yukon River's southern bank. Approximately 230 miles west of Fairbanks and 50 miles east of Galena. Next to the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge is where Ruby can be found.

Tribe: Native Village of Ruby

Phone: 907-468-4479

Physical Address:
Native Village of Ruby Jail
210 Bobby Kennedy Sr Road
Ruby, AK 99768

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Native Village of Ruby Jail
P.O. Box 210
Ruby, AK 99768

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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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