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Navajo Nation

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...
article Navajo Nation searches for funding to replace decrepit jails (3/26/2019)
(Arizona) -- Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock, New Mexico, last...
article Navajo Nation searches for funding to replace decrepit jails (3/25/2019)
(New Mexico) -- Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two, deteriorating tribal jails. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock last week...
article Officials tell Luján money needed to replace aging police, court buildings (3/24/2019)
(New Mexico) -- From ceiling leaks to inadequate air ventilation, the status of the buildings that house the Shiprock Police epartment and district court are...
6 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
article A federal inmate threatened another for being gay. Then guards moved them into the same cell. (5/21/2019)
(Colorado) -- The stepmother of inmate Alec Arapahoe called the prison facility where he was incarcerated to relay a message. It was early August 2014.
article Transgender inmate says surgery is life or death. Idaho officials say it’s more complex (5/20/2019)
(Idaho) -- On a late afternoon in September 2015, a 27-year-old transgender inmate named Adree Edmo wrote a note in her cinder block prison cell in Idaho. She wanted to...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
2 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
article Suicide in Northwest Jail highlights risk for Native American inmates (6/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- On Feb. 26, 2014, staff booked Shannon Jefferson into the Whatcom County Jail for a probation violation and failing to appear in court on a fourth degree...
article Suicides in Northwest jails highlight risk for Native American inmates (6/7/2019)
(Oregon) -- Shannon Jefferson was booked into Washington’s Whatcom County Jail on Feb. 26, 2014, for a probation violation and failing to appear in court on a...
article Suicide in Northwest Jail highlights risk for Native American inmates (6/5/2019)
(Oregon) -- On Feb. 26, 2014, staff booked Shannon Jefferson into the Whatcom County Jail for a probation violation and failing to appear in court on a fourth degree...
5 Total Articles on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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...
1 Article on this Issue

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.
1 Article on this Issue

Wind River

article Chief Wind River Tribal Judge, Other Defendants Plead Not Guilty to New Charges (6/10/2019)
(Wyoming) -- The chief judge of the Wind River Indian Reservation's tribal court and one other defendant pleaded not guilty to new drug-related charges during their...
1 Article on this Issue

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla

article Umatilla man sentenced for strangling victim near children (5/29/2019)
(Oregon) -- A Umatilla man was sentenced Tuesday to time served, having already served 22 months in custody, plus three years supervised release for strangling his...
1 Article on this Issue

Shoshone-Bannock

article Court To Rule On Sex Reassignment Surgery For Idaho Inmate (5/16/2019)
(Idaho) -- On a late afternoon in September 2015, a 27-year-old transgender inmate named Adree Edmo wrote a note in her cinder block prison cell at the Idaho State...
1 Article on this Issue

Hard Rock

article Man who punched casino slot machine gets 6 days in jail (5/2/2019)
(Iowa) -- A man who punched a casino slot machine in Sioux City has been told to pay a $625 fine and to cover the damage he caused. The Sioux City Journal reports that...
1 Article on this Issue

Tuscarora Nation

article Two-time felon charged with Christmas Day holdup try at 7-Eleven (5/2/2019)
(New York) -- Lucas R. Mitten, who has two violent felony convictions, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Niagara County Court to charges that he tried to rob a convenience...
1 Article on this Issue

Red Lake Tribe

article 2 men plead guilty to dealing heroin in case that left 2 dead on northern Minnesota reservation (4/23/2019)
(Minnesota) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to heroin distribution on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation in a case that also involves a shooting that killed two...
1 Article on this Issue

Opioid Crisis

article California man sentenced for trafficking oxycodone on Rocky Boys Reservation (4/19/2019)
(Montana) -- A California man who admitted supplying prescription pain pills for distribution on the Rocky Boys Indian Reservation was sentenced on April 18 to 92 months...
1 Article on this Issue

Arizona Gaming

article Man sentenced to prison after stealing $650,000 from Mazatal Casino in Payson, Arizona (4/18/2019)
(Arizona) -- A Payson man was sentenced to five years in prison for last year's armed robbery of $650,000 at Mazatal Casino, according to federal officials. Ryan...
1 Article on this Issue

Nevada Gaming

article Man arrested for looking for deceased gambling executive's buried treasure (4/17/2019)
(Nevada) -- The Nye County Sheriff's Office says that it has arrested 56-year-old Richard Cleaves for trying to find any buried treasure left behind by Ted Binion at...
1 Article on this Issue

Other News

article Police probe for motive in killings at illegal gambling spot (10/13/2019)
(New York) -- Police were investigating Sunday whether a gambling dispute, robbery or something else led to the shooting deaths of four people at an illegal gambling...
article Southern Ute Indian Tribe will close jail by Dec. 31 (10/11/2019)
(Colorado) -- The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has announced it will close its jail by the end of the year. In a news release late Wednesday, the tribe said it has been...
article U.S. Supreme Court rejects insider trading appeal by Las Vegas gambler (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters' appeal of his 2017 insider trading...
press release Redwolf Pope could be released within 48 hours (10/7/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- A Santa Fe Magistrate judge will decide on October 9 whether to release Redwolf Pope, a man charged with multiple counts of felony sexual crimes. A...
article From California to New York, police take down illegal gambling ops (10/5/2019)
(USA) -- From coast to coast in the U.S., police departments have been busy lately dismantling illegal gambling operations. Some operations involved SWAT teams, some...
article Wrongful death lawsuit filed after 2014 Whatcom County Jail suicide settled (9/30/2019)
(Washington) -- The family of a woman who killed herself while she was incarcerated in the Whatcom County Jail in 2014 has settled a wrongful death lawsuit against...
article Protests Outside GEO Detention Facility in Aurora Largely Uneventful (9/22/2019)
(Colorado) -- Considering the massive law enforcement presence outside the GEO immigrant detention facility in Aurora on Saturday, September 21, it felt like marshal law...
article Tucson man sentenced to 7 years in prison for domestic abuse (9/21/2019)
(Arizona) -- This week, Jose Moreno from Tucson, was sentenced to seven years in prison and 5 years of supervised release. Moreno had previously pleaded guilty to...
article Native man shot in neck by police officer hit with maximum sentence (9/11/2019)
(Nebraska) -- A judge in Nebraska sentenced a 20-year-old Santee Sioux man to 30-50 years for assaulting an officer during an encounter in March 2018 that ended with the...
article Native American Students Behind Bars Have Least Access to Advanced Courses, Study Finds (9/11/2019)
(USA) -- Research over the past few years has shown that students in the juvenile justice system have less access to secondary math courses than their peers in...
article 'Stop jailing 10-year-olds': Indigenous boy addresses UN on Australia's youth detention laws (9/11/2019)
(Australia) -- Twelve-year-old Indigenous boy Dujuan Hoosan has appealed to members of the United Nations Human Rights Council to help bring to an end the jailing of 10-...
article ICE’s chief called family detention ‘summer camp.’ Here’s what it looks like inside. (8/25/2019)
(Texas) -- More than a year after he drew criticism for comparing family detention to a “summer camp,” the nation’s top immigration enforcer stood in a...
article 77-year-old ‘world’s greatest counterfeiter’ is heading back to prison (8/21/2019)
(Illinois) -- Louis “The Coin” Colavecchio loves to spin a story, and on Wednesday he spun himself right into 15 months in federal prison. The 77-year-old,...
article Clinton man sentenced for following woman who won jackpot home from casino, robbing her at ATM (8/20/2019)
(Mississippi) -- Thomas Ball, Jr. was given 25 years for armed robbery of a Canton woman.
article Marty, Yankton Men Plead Guilty to Kidnapping, Assault (8/17/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Men from Yankton and Marty have pleaded guilty to federal charges that involved kidnapping and assault. According to a press release issued Friday from...
article COMMENTARY: To Advance Well-Being In Indian Country, Limit The Health Harms of Incarceration (7/30/2019)
(South Dakota) -- In South Dakota, where several of us work as physicians in correctional settings on and off tribal lands, American Indians and Alaska Natives account...
article VIDEO: Family Linked To Illegal Gambling At Springdale Convenience Stores Surrender To Police (7/12/2019)
(Arkansas) -- The owners of two Springdale convenience stores and their children have turned himself in as part of a investigation into illegal gambling at both...
article Smithsonian requests migrant children’s drawings (7/8/2019)
(Washington D.C.) -- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has inquired about obtaining disturbing drawings by migrant children that depict figures...
article Their grandmothers were interned in WWII. Now two Fresnans react to migrant centers (7/2/2019)
(California) -- Dear Fresno: As we prepare for the Fourth of July, we cannot help but think of our grandmothers. As children and teenagers, our grandmothers spent the...
article Man arrested for leaping into casino’s money cage and going berserk in wee hours of morning (7/2/2019)
(Wisconsin) -- A Madison man was being held in the Warren County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bond accused of damaging a money cage at Ameristar Casino, 4116 Washington St....

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