Village of Solomon Jail

Village of Solomon Jail Information

The Village of Solomon is governed by a seven-member elected Traditional Council, holding staggered annual elections. These Council members work year-round to manage and provide guidance for Tribal members, near and far. Their focus is to adhere to the Local Economic Development Plan, with the primary goal of improving the well-being of all enrolled in the Village of Solomon while protecting the environment. They successfully run an Environmental Department, a Bed and Breakfast in their seasonal village, health and wellness programs, and various other community-enhancing initiatives. Despite being a small and displaced community, their strength, resilience, and support have been the driving force behind their advocacy, particularly after facing resource challenges due to a dwindling census. In 1993, the Village of Solomon was formally established after demanding federal recognition, and the original descendants remain an integral part of the tight-knit tribal community.

Tribe: Village of Solomon

Phone: 907-443-4985

Physical Address:
Village of Solomon Jail
Corner of Nathan Barron Alley and G street
Nome, AK 99672

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Village of Solomon Jail
P.O. Box 2053
Nome, AK 99672

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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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