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COVID-19

article Prisoner worried for fellow inmates' lives at Baffin Correctional Centre amidst COVID-19 (4/1/2020)
(North Canada) -- Confined in close quarters during a pandemic, prisoners at the Baffin Correctional Centre worry for their lives amidst COVID-19, says a prisoner at the...
article Tension, fear rising inside Dorm 3 of Ottawa jail over COVID-19 (3/20/2020)
(Ottawa) -- Prisoners in a provincial jail in Ottawa say they are not receiving proper medical care for flu-like symptoms sweeping through the facility during the COVID-...
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Warm Springs Tribe

article Warm Springs man accused of abusing child in 1990s (3/11/2020)
(Oregon) -- A Warm Springs man has been charged with sexually abusing a minor victim nearly three decades ago on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, federal prosecutors...
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Opioid Crisis

article Federal indictment made in fentanyl overdose death case (2/26/2020)
(North Carolina) -- A federal grand jury sitting in Charlotte returned a criminal bill of indictment on February 20, 2020, charging Shannon White, 42, an enrolled member...
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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Georgia Gaming

article 12 arrested in Bibb County gambling bust (2/22/2020)
(Georgia) -- With the help of SWAT, Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit and the Sheriff Response Team arrested a dozen people in a gambling...
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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New York Gaming

article New York Man Changes Plea, Admits He Tried to Pay Players to Fix a College Basketball Game (2/22/2020)
(New York) -- Benjamin Bifalco initially entered a not guilty plea when he was arraigned in October on an attempted sports bribery charge. He now faces up to five years...
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Yakama Nation

article Murder charges filed in Yakima Co. mass shooting that killed 5 (2/14/2020)
(Washington) -- Eight months after five people were shot and killed in a mass shooting in Yakima County, murder charges have been filed in federal court. The Yakima...
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IHS

article Five consecutive life sentences for ex-IHS pediatrician in South Dakota case (2/12/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A former Indian Health Services pediatrician sentenced to 18 years behind bars for abusing young boys on Montana’s Blackfeet Indian Reservation...
article Former IHS Pediatrician gets five life sentences for sexually abusing Native American boys (2/10/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A federal judge in Rapid City sentenced 71-year-old Stanley Patrick Weber to five consecutive life sentences in prison Monday. Weber is already serving...
article Former reservation doctor convicted in Montana gets 5 life sentences for child sex abuse in South Dakota (2/10/2020)
(South Dakota) -- A former pediatrician with the Indian Health Service will spend the rest of his life in prison for sexually abusing four Native American boys over a 12...
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Leonard Peltier

article San Francisco demands release of Leonard Peltier, all political prisoners (2/9/2020)
(California) -- Activists and allies with the Indigenous liberation movement rallied Feb. 6 for a speak-out to mark the International Day of Solidarity with Leonard...
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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Black Friday

article PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg surrenders to US authorities (1/26/2020)
(New York) -- Former PokerStars owner Isai Scheinberg has surrendered to US authorities to face charges related to the Black Friday online poker indictments. Last Friday...
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PokerStars

article The Incredible Rise Of PokerStars Cofounder Isai Scheinberg—And His Surrender To Federal Agents (1/24/2020)
(USA) -- Last Friday, Isai Scheinberg, the 73-year-old cofounder of PokerStars, the world’s biggest online poker company, boarded a plane in Switzerland for the 9-...
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Sports Betting

article The Vibrant (and Still Illegal) Sports Gambling Scene That Exists Behind Bars (1/24/2020)
(New York) -- "Just go to NFL.com real quick," Red barks into the prison phone in the exercise yard. He’s standing in a caged dugout-like area, where 23...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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Other News

article SD inmates make staff for ride honoring killed ancestors (3/21/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Tohani Isnana Mani was hand-crafted by a man behind bars, but the staff will take a significant journey across the plains. At a powwow in the gym at...
article Native American Corrections Officer overcomes challenges to help juveniles in trouble (3/11/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Sometimes the moral of the story is not in the ending, but in the journey. That's the case for Nick Wright, a Corrections Officer at the Western...
article Nikko Jenkins' ex-wife, once suspected in nonfatal shooting, is now in prison too (3/8/2020)
(Nebraska) -- She has similar face and neck tattoos as her one-time paramour and husband. Now she has similar surroundings. Chalonda Jenkins, who was married to Nikko...
article Kaktovik is crawling with polar bears. Now a man is going to prison for wasting one. (3/6/2020)
(Alaska) -- At the southern edge of Kaktovik, a tiny village on Alaska’s North Slope, the polar bear came around Chris Gordon’s yard on a winter night in...
article Alaska Native groups object to prison sentence for Kaktovik man who killed and wasted polar bear (3/4/2020)
(Alaska) -- The Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission and two other Native organizations say they are “outraged” after a judge handed down a prison sentence and...
article Minnesota prisons begin tracking tribal affiliations of Native American inmates (2/26/2020)
(Minnesota) -- Minnesota prisons recently began to record the tribal affiliations of Native Americans inmates. Officials hope that the years-in-the-making move will shed...
article Man gets 50 years in decapitation death (2/26/2020)
(Montana) -- The first of two men accused of decapitating a casino patron with $6 in his pocket in 2017 was sentenced to 70 years in the Montana State Prison with 20...
article Jail for man who stole £1,500 from Swindon pub fruit machines (2/25/2020)
(UK) -- Robert Bernal-Soria, 38, of Haydon Place, Guildford, stole £1,110 from the slot machines at the Rodbourne Cheney Club, £400 from The Dolphin pub,...
article Lakota healing program aims to keep incarceration numbers down (2/24/2020)
(South Dakota) -- Pennington County is trying something new to fight rising jail numbers in the Native American community. The Seven Directions Lakota Culture initiative...
article Canada. One in three inmates is Native American, Inuit or Métis, Aboriginal people make up less than 5% of the country’s population (2/23/2020)
(Canada) -- In his report, Zinger an independent government investigator, explained that nearly one in three inmates in Canada is Native American, Inuit or Métis, while...
article Bond set at $10K for Excalibur employee accused of starting fire, lying about sexual assault (2/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- A Las Vegas judge on Thursday set bond at $10,000 for an Excalibur employee accused of lying about being sexually assaulted to cover up an arson. Under...
article US jury in Las Vegas mulling accused Vagos racketeering case (2/20/2020)
(Las Vegas) -- Jurors in Las Vegas began deliberating Wednesday whether federal prosecutors proved after five months of contentious testimony that eight accused Vagos...
article Man on escape status from Sioux City work release facility (2/10/2020)
(Iowa) -- State Corrections Officials are looking for a man, convicted of Willful Injury Causing Serious Injury and other crimes in northwest Iowa's Woodbury County.
article Killer sexual predator granted unescorted passes to B.C. healing lodge (2/8/2020)
(Ontario) -- Killer Stuart McKellar Cameron has finally admitted harbouring a “deep-seated resentment” of Asian women when he terrorized four victims 20...
article Indigenous inmate population in Canada surpasses 30 per cent (2/5/2020)
(British Columbia) -- I’ll begin with a quote from Dr. Ivan Zinger. He happens to be the Correctional Investigator of Canada, which is a fancy name for a guy who...
article 'We all have a part to play': N.W.T. justice minister addresses Indigenous incarceration 'crisis' (2/2/2020)
(Canada) -- In the wake of a new report showing Indigenous people account for almost a third of prisoners in Canada, the N.W.T.'s justice minister said changes are...
article ‘Institutionalized racism’ behind over-representation of Indigenous people in prisons (1/29/2020)
(Canada) -- The “historic new highs” of Indigenous people incarcerated in Canada’s prison system comes as no surprise to Indigenous people or those who...
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...

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