Blackfeet Service Unit

Blackfeet Service Unit Information

The Blackfeet Community Hospital, which opened in Browning, Montana in 1937, has since been transformed into an expansive modern day 110,000 square foot 28 bed comprehensive health care facility complete with a 64 slice state of the art computer tomography (CT) unit within a fully digitized radiology and lab service...

Tribe: Blackfeet Tribe of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation of Montana

Phone: 406-338-7521

Physical Address:
Blackfeet Service Unit
531 Boundary Street
Browning, MT 59417

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Blackfeet Service Unit
PO Box 850
Browning, MT 59417

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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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