Village of Clarks Point Jail

Village of Clarks Point Jail Information

Clark's Point, a remote village in the Dillingham Census Area, is nestled along the Nushagak River in Alaska. With a population of around 62 residents, it predominantly comprises Alaska Natives, primarily Yup'ik Eskimos. The village's way of life revolves around subsistence activities, including hunting, fishing, and gathering, which are vital for their livelihood. Clark's Point's stunning natural surroundings offer excellent opportunities for salmon fishing and wildlife observation. Given its remote location, access to the village largely depends on air travel. The community strongly emphasizes the preservation of Yup'ik traditions and language, underscoring its cultural significance and unique identity within the Alaskan wilderness.

Tribe: Village of Clarks Point

Phone: 907-236-1427

Physical Address:
Village of Clarks Point Jail
114 Swamp Street
Clarks point, AK 99569

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Village of Clarks Point Jail
: P.O. Box 90
Clarks point, AK 99569-0090

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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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