Resighini Rancheria Tribal Jail

Resighini Rancheria Tribal Jail Information

The Resighini Rancheria is a federally recognised Yurok tribe located just south of Klamath, California. During the 2000 census, a resident population of 36 people was reported. According to the 2010 US Census, the population is 31. The Yurok Indian Reservation completely surrounds it.

Tribe: Resighini Rancheria, California

Phone: 707-482-2431

Physical Address:
Resighini Rancheria Tribal Jail
158 East Klamath Beach Road
Klamath, CA 95548

Mailing Address (personal mail):
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Resighini Rancheria Tribal Jail
P.O. Box 529
Klamath, CA 95548

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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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