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First Nations

article Over-representation of Indigenous people in federal prisons reaches 'disturbing' historic high (1/21/2020)
(Canada) -- The over-representation of Indigenous people in federal custody has reached a new historic high according to a statement released by Canada's...
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Japan Gaming

article Japanese lawmaker Akimoto to be re-arrested on further charges in 500.com bribery scandal (1/14/2020)
(Japan) -- Japanese House of Representatives member Tsukasa Akimoto is set to be served with a fresh arrest warrant by the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors’...
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Tulalip Tribe

article In murder for casino winnings, brothers sentenced to decades (1/5/2020)
(Washington) -- Two brothers must serve lengthy prison sentences for murdering a man in Marysville to steal his casino winnings, a Snohomish County Superior Court judge...
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California Gaming

article Police shut down suspected illegal casino in Bakersfield (12/28/2019)
(California) -- About 12:40 a.m. Friday, Bakersfield Police Department officers were conducting a patrol check at 203 East California Ave. Investigating officers found a...
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MMIW

article Waitsburg man charged with murder in 2017 death of Alaska woman (12/28/2019)
(Washington) -- On Dec. 20 at approximately 1 p.m., the Walla Walla Sheriff’s Office was contacted by the Alaska State Police, with a nationwide extraditable...
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Blackfeet Nation

article Browning man sentenced for molesting children (12/21/2019)
(Montana) -- A Browning man who admitted to sexually molesting two children on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, was sentenced in federal court in Great Falls on...
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Maryland Gaming

article Baccarat Dealer Receives 18-month Prison Sentence for Casino Cheating Scheme (12/21/2019)
(Maryland) -- The former Maryland MGM National Harbor dealer who helped to scam the casino out of more than $1million was this week sentenced to prison for 18 months....
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Navajo Nation

article Man pleads guilty in death of Navajo Nation police officer (12/14/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The man accused of gunning down a tribal police officer in a remote corner of the nation’s largest American Indian reservation has pleaded guilty to...
article Court stays execution of Navajo man to hear claim of possible jury bias (10/9/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A divided appeals court has stayed the scheduled December execution of Lezmond Mitchell, a Navajo double-murderer, saying it needs time to consider...
article A 'traumatic' and 'undeserving' arrest after police round-up in Arizona (7/2/2019)
(Arizona) -- After working his normal night shift, Tremayne Nez went home to sleep in his Flagstaff, Arizona, home. Two hours later, he was woken up by his seven-year-...
article Ashlynne Mike's killer wants life prison term reversed (6/29/2019)
(New Mexico) -- The man who pleaded guilty to the May 2016 abduction and murder of Ashlynne Mike has filed a motion in federal court to reverse his life-in-prison...
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Northern Cheyenne

article Former Tribal President Gets Prison for Fraud, Owes $25k (12/14/2019)
(Montana) -- The former president of the Northern Cheyenne Indian Tribe in Montana was sentenced Thursday to six months in federal prison and was ordered to pay $25,000...
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Illinois Gaming

article Jail, probation for man who caused Aurora casino bomb scare, evacuation (12/11/2019)
(Illinois) -- A 30-year-old Chicago man convicted of causing a bomb scare that forced the evacuation of Aurora's Hollywood Casino in February was sentenced Wednesday...
article Man Found Guilty of Making Bomb Threat at Hollywood Casino in Aurora (11/9/2019)
(Illinois) -- A man was convicted Friday of making a false bomb threat at the Hollywood Casino in west suburban Aurora. A Kane County judge found Mustadin Muadinov, 30,...
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Leonard Peltier

article U.S. Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier Sends Annual Thanksgiving ‘Day of Mourning’ Message (12/4/2019)
(USA) -- The 50th annual Indigenous Day of Mourning took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Nov. 28, the day others celebrate as Thanksgiving. This event has been...
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Opioid Crisis

article Man sentenced in MN heroin conspiracy (11/20/2019)
(Minnesota) -- A man involved in a Minnesota heroin distribution conspiracy has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison.
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Bad River Band

article Wisconsin Tribe Asks Evers to Veto Felony Protest Bill (11/14/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A bill passed four years ago made it a felony in Wisconsin to trespass on land owned by energy providers, like oil and gas companies. But a bill passed...
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Lac du Flambeau

article Vilas County and Lac du Flambeau Tribe work to help inmates with addiction (11/8/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- Vilas County and the Lac du Flambeau Tribe are teaming up to help inmates with addiction through the Readiness for Recovery program. “These issues...
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Peggy Flanagan

article Minnesota lawmakers urge changes for moms behind bars (10/29/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Debra Columbus shuffled into the room wearing prison-issued gray sweats and became emotional as she struggled to articulate the trauma of giving birth...
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Hopi Tribe

article Former Hopi Indian Reservation ranger convicted in Arizona on sexual assault charges and destruction of evidence (10/19/2019)
(Arizona) -- A federal jury in the District of Arizona convicted Mackenzie Davis, 25, a former Ranger with the Hopi Resource Enforcement Services, of sexually assaulting...
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Redwolf Pope

article Seattle Native activist RedWolf Pope charged with rape in King County remains jailed in New Mexico (10/9/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A judge declined Wednesday to release an activist accused of recording sexual assaults of unconscious women on video after another judge had ordered his...
press release Redwolf Pope to remain behind bars (10/9/2019)
(New Mexico) -- A Santa Fe Magistrate Judge ruled today that Redwolf Pope, a man who posed as a Native American to prey on Indigenous women, shall remain in custody...
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Savanna’s Act

article Accomplice in killing of North Dakota woman gets 20 years (10/7/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A man whose life sentence was overturned in the death of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb was re-sentenced Monday to 20 years in...
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Pascua Yaqui

article Man Kills 6-Year Old Boy Who He Believed Was Possessed By Demons: Report (10/5/2019)
(Arizona) -- An Arizona man has been accused of killing a 6-year-old boy whom he believed was possessed by a demon. According to AZ Central, 31-year-old Pablo Martinez...
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eSports

article Tens years in prison for fixing CS:GO gambling matches (9/28/2019)
(Australia) -- Six counter-strikers in Melbourne, reportedly fixing CS: GO games were found during an SSIU investigation. The participants face a prison sentence of up...
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Colville Tribe

article Federal judge in Spokane sentences ‘serial abuser’ to prison after knife attack (9/27/2019)
(Washington) -- After the first beating, Diane Leach walked into the night. She marched more than 8 miles on the Colville Indian Reservation before her boyfriend, a...
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Graton Rancheria

article Lake County Man Sentenced in Manslaughter Outside Graton Casino (8/29/2019)
(California) -- A Lake County man was sentenced in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday to four years in prison for the involuntary manslaughter of a Santa Rosa man...
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LGBTQ

article Court rules that state must provide sex reassignment to Idaho transgender inmate (8/23/2019)
(Idaho) -- Idaho must provide gender confirmation surgery to a transgender inmate, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...
article Should Prisons Pay For Sex Reassignment Surgery? (7/10/2019)
(Idaho) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to rule soon on the case of Adree Edmo, a transgender women who is seeking sex reassignment surgery while...
article Episode 1: "I'm Not A Monster Like Most People Think" (7/8/2019)
(Idaho) -- Who is the trans inmate suing the state of Idaho for sex reassignment surgery? We visit the Shoshone-Bannock Indian reservation where Adree Edmo grew up to...
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Shinnecock Tribe

article Officials: Man sought for questioning in Shinnecock killing faces N.C. charge (8/22/2019)
(North Carolina) -- A man wanted for questioning in a Friday fatal shooting on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation was arrested in North Carolina and charged for breaking...
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Trump Adminstration

article Migrant Families Would Face Indefinite Detention Under New Trump Rule (8/21/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration unveiled a regulation on Wednesday that would allow it to detain indefinitely migrant families who cross the border...
article MOYA-SMITH: Trump's immigration policy is caging indigenous children. This is the America Native people know. (7/28/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- Donald Trump and his nasty administration are anything but unique. In fact, whether they know it or not, they are repeating U.S. history in more...
article Drawings by migrant children in detention show them in cages (7/3/2019)
(Texas) -- Migrant children should not be held in detention centers, the incoming president of the American Academy of Pediatrics said Wednesday after touring Customs...
article ‘There Is a Stench’: No Soap and Overcrowding in Detention Centers for Migrant Children (6/22/2019)
(Texas) -- A chaotic scene of sickness and filth is unfolding in an overcrowded border station in Clint, Tex., where hundreds of young people who have recently crossed...
article Trump Administration Argues Detained Migrant Children Don't Need Toothbrushes, Soap (6/20/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Trump administration went to court this week to argue that migrant children detained at the United States-Mexico border do not require basic...
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Paskenta Tribe

article Shasta and Glenn County Residents Plead Guilty to Multimillion Dollar Embezzlement Scheme (8/17/2019)
(California) -- Sacramento, California - John A. Crosby, 56, of Redding; Ines S. Crosby, 76, of Orland; and Leslie A. Lohse, 64, of Glenn, pleaded guilty Thursday to...
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Pine Ridge

article Man sentenced, ordered to pay restitution for defrauding IRS (7/28/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A man who defrauded the IRS and targeted people on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Manaen Dean...
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Crow Tribe

article Crow Agency man reported as walkaway from Billings prerelease (7/21/2019)
(Montana) -- A 45-year-old man has been placed on escape status after walking away from a downtown Billings prerelease center. Michael Longroach, of Crow Agency, left...
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Fort Sill Apache

article 'WE WILL COME BACK': Protestors at Fort Sill call for closure of detainment camps (7/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Hundreds of diverse walks of life took over Lawton streets Saturday, blocking an entrance of Fort Sill and protesting the Trump administration's plans...
article Protests continue over plan to put immigrant children in Fort Sill (7/20/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- For a few hours on Saturday, Fort Sill was thrust into the throes of a heated national debate on immigration as protesters marched to an entrance to the...
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Mental Health

article Idaho Peisoners Volunteer at Suicide Hotline (7/20/2019)
(Idaho) -- While Tamara Reuben spent an evening volunteering at the Idaho Suicide Hotline, one of her family members died by suicide."Why didn't he call the...
article 'It's given me a purpose': Idaho prisoners volunteer at suicide hotline (7/17/2019)
(Idaho) -- While Tamara Reuben spent an evening volunteering at the Idaho Suicide Hotline, one of her family members died by suicide. “Why didn’t he call the...
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Georgia Gaming

article Georgia Department of Revenue agent charged in gambling investigation (7/19/2019)
(Georgia) -- An agent with the Georgia Department of Revenue is now charged with violating the state’s RICO Act for bribery as part of a continued gambling...
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Alaska Native Corporations

article The private companies reaping millions from running ICE detention pens (7/11/2019)
(Alaska) -- On Friday morning, July 5, #TrumpHasKidsInCages began trending on Twitter. It was pretty significant since it came on the heels of the July Fourth...
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Montana Gaming

article Decapitation defendant planned to eat victim's brain, court documents reveal (7/8/2019)
(Montana) -- The second man charged with decapitating a winning casino patron in October is facing new charges and allegations, including that he talked about eating the...
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Adoption

article Adoption scammer out of prison after four months (7/2/2019)
(North Dakota) -- Amber Schulz believes her family is at risk because her biological mother has been transferred from the state women's prison to a halfway house in...
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Mashantucket Pequot

article Former tribal official pleads no contest to 2018 drunken-driving charge in California (6/11/2019)
(Connecticut) -- The former Mashantucket Pequot tribal official jailed in Los Angeles since being charged in a 2018 car crash in which his two teenage sons were injured...
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Yakama Nation

article 2 charged in connection with 5 deaths on Yakama reservation (6/11/2019)
(Washington) -- Two men arrested in connection with five slayings over the weekend on the Yakama Indian Reservation in Washington state were charged Monday with assault...
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Fighting Sioux

article Man accused of burning down Fort Berthold church indicted (6/10/2019)
(North Dakota) -- A man accused of burning down a historic church on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation has been indicted on one charge of arson.
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Other News

article Ninth Circuit Clears ‘Fairbanks 4’ to Sue City for Malicious Prosecution (1/22/2020)
(Alaska) -- Four men who spent 18 years in prison for a murder they didn’t commit can sue the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, for malicious prosecution, the Ninth...
article Prisoners raising money for Native American crime victims (1/21/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Prisoners at the South Dakota State Penitentiary are trying to raise money and awareness about Native American women who are crime victims. The non-...
article Smudging ceremonies at Saskatoon Correctional Centre under review (1/17/2020)
(Saskatchewan) -- The Saskatoon Correctional Centre is reviewing its policy on smudging ceremonies following staff complaints about odour and second-hand smoke, says a...
article Tribal Attorney In Maine Posthumously Pardoned For 1968 Pot Charge (1/14/2020)
(Maine) -- Maine's governor issued what's believed to be the state's first posthumous pardon — acknowledging that state officials had framed a lawyer...
article Abilene man accused of choking girlfriend at Oklahoma casino and again at Burkburnett hotel (1/12/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- An Abilene man is suspected of choking his girlfriend at a casino in Oklahoma and then in a Burkburnett hotel room, according to court documents. A Wichita...
article Gun found at casino parking lot leads to prison time for Waterloo man (1/9/2020)
(Iowa) -- Waterloo man has been sentenced to prison for a sawed-off shotgun found in his girlfriend’s vehicle when it was parked in a hotel parking lot.
article Noise demonstration spotlights inhumane conditions, ice presence at Oklahoma County Jail (1/1/2020)
(Oklahoma) -- Dozens of people gathered outside the Oklahoma County Jail Wednesday to hold a noise demonstration to protest ICE's presence in the facility and what...
article Honoring Native traditions behind bars (12/28/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Sunlight glinted off the concertina wire atop security fences at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Los Lunas as three inmates prepared for...
article Volunteer’s commitment keeps Native American culture alive, even in prison (12/27/2019)
(Utah) -- Joe Bennion of Spring City jokingly refers to his volunteer career at the Central Utah Correctional Facility (CUCF) as a “life sentence.” In...
article Artwork behind bars helps female inmates to cope, grow (12/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- Leora Sommer credits drawing for keeping her out of trouble, allowing for her early release from the state's prison for women. Sommer was released in...
article 9 held for gambling at Ferozepur Road hotel (12/15/2019)
(India) -- The Sarabha Nagar police busted a gambling racket with the arrest of nine men on Sunday late. The accused were nabbed in a room in KG Hotel, Ferozepur Road,...
article Member of Ute tribe sentenced to federal prison for rape, assault of a police officer (12/10/2019)
(Colorado) -- A man was sentenced to serve over 23 years in federal prison Tuesday for two separate cases against him - one involving the rape of a woman and one...
article Ruling Clears Way for Trial in Montana Teen Inmate’s Death (12/8/2019)
(Montana) -- A ruling by the Montana Supreme Court clears the way for a trial alleging negligence on the part of two northern counties a decade after an 18-year-old high...
article Ruling clears way for trial in teen inmate's death (12/7/2019)
(Montana) -- A ruling by the Montana Supreme Court clears the way for a trial alleging negligence on the part of two northern counties a decade after an 18-year-old high...
article Native American artist’s prison past influences his animal art (12/7/2019)
(California) -- A lot has changed for Henry Frank since he got out of prison six years ago. He got married and spends his days working for United Markets and William...
article San Quentin Sweat Lodge Brings Together Activism And Community For Incarcerated Native Americans (11/26/2019)
(California) -- At San Quentin State Prison, there are a variety of spaces for incarcerated people to practice their faith or spirituality. The sweat lodge serves as a...
article When California Prisons Tried To Institute Grooming Standards, Native Americans Fought Back (11/26/2019)
(California) -- There are about a hundred people in San Quentin state prison who identify as Native American. One of those people is Eldridge Leigh Yazzie. He's...
article ND to launch program to keep inmates from coming back (11/23/2019)
(North Dakota) -- As the state prison system fights a surge of inmates — and the pressures of the opioid and addiction crisis — North Dakota corrections...
article NAC: Can prison reform benefit Native offenders? (11/13/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Oklahoma released more than 400 non-violent inmates from prison earlier this month. Most of them had a little over a year left on their sentences. It...
article Public defender discusses status of Murphy case (11/9/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will have a decision to make when the Sharp v. Murphy case is re-argued next term, and Patti Palmer Ghezzi, who was the council of...

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