Village of Crooked Creek Jail

Village of Crooked Creek Jail Information

Crooked Creek, an isolated village in the Bethel Census Area, is situated along the Kuskokwim River in Alaska. With a population of approximately 105 residents, the community is predominantly composed of Alaska Natives, particularly Yup'ik Eskimos. The village's way of life is rooted in subsistence activities such as hunting, fishing, and gathering, serving as their primary source of sustenance. Crooked Creek's picturesque environment offers ample opportunities for salmon fishing and wildlife observation. Due to its remote location, air travel is the primary mode of transportation. The village's cultural identity is deeply intertwined with Yup'ik traditions, highlighting its cultural significance and unique place within the Alaskan wilderness.

Tribe: Village of Crooked Creek

Phone: 907-432-2200

Physical Address:
Village of Crooked Creek Jail
401 Main Street
Crooked creek, AK 99575

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Village of Crooked Creek Jail
P.O. Box 69
Crooked creek, AK 99575

Other Jails and Prisons

Search Village of Crooked Creek Jail Inmates

Search Village of Crooked Creek Jail Inmates

Directions / Map to the Village of Crooked Creek 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