Twin Hills Village Jail

Twin Hills Village Jail Information

Twin Hills, Alaska is a secluded village in the southwestern region of the state, situated along the Nushagak Bay. This small community is predominantly home to Alaska Natives, and their way of life revolves around subsistence hunting, fishing, and gathering. The village's scenic surroundings offer abundant opportunities for salmon fishing, berry picking, and wildlife observation. Due to its remote location, accessibility primarily relies on air travel, making it somewhat isolated. Twin Hills' cultural identity is deeply rooted in Native traditions, making it a unique and culturally significant enclave in the Alaskan wilderness. The village's resilience in preserving its heritage against the backdrop of the vast Alaskan landscape underscores its importance as a distinct community.

Tribe: Twin Hills Village

Phone: 907-525-4822

Physical Address:
Twin Hills Village Jail
1849 C Street NW
Twin Hills, AK 99576-4061

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Twin Hills Village Jail
P.O. Box 4061
Twin Hills, AK 99576-4061

Other Jails and Prisons

Search Twin Hills Village Jail Inmates

Search Twin Hills Village Jail Inmates

Directions / Map to the Twin Hills Village Jail
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).

⇓ Learn more ⇓ Show less