Miccosukee Tribal Jail

Miccosukee Tribal Jail Information

The Miccosukee Indians were part of the Creek Nation before migrating to Florida before it became a state of the United States. During the 1800s Indian Wars, most Miccosukee were relocated to the West, but about 100, largely Mikasuki-speaking Creeks, refused to surrender and hid out in the Everglades.

Tribe: Miccosukee Tribe of Indians

Phone: 305-223-8380

Physical Address:
Miccosukee Tribal Jail
41 Mile Marker 70 Tamiami Trail
Miami, FL 33194

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Miccosukee Tribal Jail
P.O. Box 440021
Miami, FL 33194

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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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