Traditional Village of Togiak Jail

Traditional Village of Togiak Jail Information

Togiak, Alaska is a remote village located in the southwestern part of the state. Situated on the Togiak River and near Togiak Bay, it has a small population primarily composed of Alaska Natives. The community relies on subsistence hunting and fishing for sustenance. Togiak is known for its beautiful natural surroundings, offering opportunities for outdoor activities like salmon fishing, berry picking, and wildlife observation. The village's isolation presents logistical challenges, with air travel being a primary mode of access. Togiak's culture and way of life are deeply rooted in its Native traditions, making it a unique and culturally significant place in Alaska.

Tribe: Traditional Village of Togiak

Phone: 907-493-5003

Physical Address:
Traditional Village of Togiak Jail
310 Main St
Togiak, AK 99678

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Traditional Village of Togiak Jail
P.O. Box 310
Togiak, AK 99678

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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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