Village of Lower Kalskag Jail

Village of Lower Kalskag Jail Information

Lower Kalskag, a remote Alaskan village in the Bethel Census Area, is situated on the Kuskokwim River. Home to around 282 residents, primarily Alaska Natives, including Yup'ik Eskimos, the community's way of life centers on subsistence activities like hunting, fishing, and gathering. Lower Kalskag's scenic environment offers ample opportunities for salmon fishing and wildlife observation. Due to its isolation, air travel is the primary mode of transportation. The village strongly emphasizes the preservation of Yup'ik traditions and language, making it a culturally significant and unique enclave within the vast Alaskan wilderness.

Tribe: Village of Lower Kalskag

Phone: 907-471-2300

Physical Address:
Village of Lower Kalskag Jail
27 Boundary Street
Lower Kalskag, AK 99626

Mailing Address (personal mail):
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Village of Lower Kalskag Jail
P.O. Box 27
Lower Kalskag, AK 99626

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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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