Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation Jail

Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation Jail Information

The Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe, formerly known as the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation in Washington, is a federally recognized Native American tribe located on the scenic Willapa Bay in Washington State. They have their own tribal government, cultural traditions, and a strong connection to the Pacific Northwest's natural resources. When arrested, they are held by the tribal police until they are either arraigned or transferred to another jail.

Tribe: Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation [previously listed as Shoalwater Bay Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation, Washington]

Phone: 360-267-6766

Physical Address:
Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation Jail
2373 Old Tokeland Road
Tokeland, WA 98590

Mailing Address (personal mail):
Inmate's First and Last Name
Shoalwater Bay Indian Reservation Jail
P.O. Box 130
Tokeland, WA 98590-0130

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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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