Spokane Tribe Spokane Reservation Jail

Spokane Tribe Spokane Reservation Jail Information

The Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation is a federally recognized Native American tribe situated in eastern Washington State. Their ancestral homelands include the scenic Spokane Reservation. As a sovereign nation, they exercise self-governance and provide vital services to their members. The Spokane Tribe takes pride in their rich cultural heritage, focusing on preserving their Salish language, traditions, and deep connection to the land. When arrested, they are held by the tribal police until they are either arraigned or transferred to another jail.

Tribe: Spokane Tribe of the Spokane Reservation

Phone: 509-458-6500

Physical Address:
Spokane Tribe Spokane Reservation Jail
6195 Ford-Wellpinit Road
Wllpinit, WA 99040

Mailing Address (personal mail):
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Spokane Tribe Spokane Reservation Jail
P.O. Box 100
Wellpinit, WA 99040-0100

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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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