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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...
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...
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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...
article Woman who killed husband, Pine Ridge officer gets 20 year sentence (3/23/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A woman who killed her husband, a police officer with the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison during an emotional hearing...
2 Total Articles 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...
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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...
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...
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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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LGBTQ

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...
article Idaho Transgender Inmate Surgery Postponed Until Appeals Court Decision (3/22/2019)
(Idaho) -- A federal appeals panel has granted the state of Idaho’s request to postpone sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate. The inmate’s case...
5 Total Articles 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...
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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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Navajo Nation

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...
article Navajo Nation jail closures delayed until April (3/10/2019)
(Arizona) -- Two Navajo Nation jails that were scheduled for closure are expected to continue operating until April. The Gallup Independent reported Thursday that the...
article Two Navajo Men sentenced to seven years in federal prison (3/1/2019)
(Arizona) -- On Feb. 19, Harry Tsosie, 48, of Blue Gap and Jeremy Tsosie, 38, of Smoke Signal, both members of the Navajo Nation, were each sentenced by U.S. District...
7 Total Articles 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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Choctaw Nation

article Choctaw Indian to serve 45 years for beating tribe member to death with fists, pipe and shovel, then burning body (3/21/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Jerome Steve, 33, of Philadelphia, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 540 months in prison, followed by five years of...
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Rosebud Sioux Tribe

article SD Inmates Donate Money To Rosebud Non-Profit (2/13/2019)
(South Dakota) -- Just because they're paying their debt to society doesn't mean South Dakota inmates can't pay it forward. They've sent a special...
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Sports Betting

article Central Massachusetts man admits to running illegal gambling business, taking bets on NFL games (1/14/2019)
(Massachusetts) -- A 38-year-old Holden man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to running an illegal sports gambling ring, taking bets on NFL and college games....
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Maine Gaming

article Maine Man Behind Illegal Sports Betting Operation Gets 15 Months in Federal Prison (1/9/2019)
(Maine) -- The man who ran what is believed to be the biggest illegal sports betting operation in Maine has been sentenced to 15 months in a federal prison.
article Maine man gets 15 months for state’s largest gambling operation (1/8/2019)
(Maine) -- A Maine man who netted millions running an illegal sports gambling operation is going to prison for 15 months. Sixty-two-year-old Stephen Mardigan was...
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Other News

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....
article Oklahoma's Fort Sill has a history of jailing minority groups. Migrant children could be next. (6/26/2019)
(Oklahoma) -- Minority groups gathered Saturday at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, to protest plans to house more than 1,400 migrant children there later this summer.
article Former casino worker arrested for cheating, helping patrons win (6/25/2019)
(Iowa) -- A Gilbertville man has been arrested for allegedly cheating while he was a card dealer at a Waterloo casino. Authorities allege Jordan Michael Makinster, 27,...
article Culbertson man sentenced to 22 months in prison for strangling woman (6/23/2019)
(Montana) -- A Culbertson man has been sentenced to 22 months in prison with two years supervised release for strangulation assault of a woman in a vehicle near Browning...
article New York Teachers Fight for Divestment From Prison Industry (6/12/2019)
(New York) -- Teachers in Rochester, New York, recently discovered, to their horror, that their pensions are invested in the private prison and immigrant detention...
article Local woman gets 21 months in federal prison for scissor attack (6/10/2019)
(Oregon) -- Christina Sue Barkley of Pilot Rock is heading to federal prison for stabbing someone multiple times during a scissor attack.
article Settlement allows Alaska inmate to wear some religious Native regalia (6/10/2019)
(Alaska) -- A settlement will allow a descendant of the Cherokee Nation to wear some religious Native regalia while serving time in Alaska. According to an American...
article South Dakota Women’s Prison group fights meth addiction (6/10/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women’s Prison in Pierre....
article South Dakota Women's Prison group fights meth addiction (6/9/2019)
(South Dakota) -- A Native American woman is bringing attention to the impact of methamphetamine addiction from within the South Dakota Women's Prison. Heather...
article ACLU of Alaska settles Native religious rights suit against Dept. of Corrections (6/5/2019)
(Alaska) -- An American Indian man, currently serving time at Goose Creek Correctional Center, has settled a native religious rights suit against the Alaska Department...
article Ex-Fed-Turned-Lawyer Who Gambled Away Elderly Woman's Savings Sentenced to Prison (5/23/2019)
(Pennsylvania) -- An Elkins Park lawyer who took $95,000 of an 85-year-old woman’s money on a gambling spree has been sentenced to spend nearly four years behind bars,...
article Village jails, where 3 have died in 2 weeks, are part of a system unregulated by the state (5/19/2019)
(Alaska) -- Over two weeks, three people died in Western Alaska village jails that the state says it has no authority to regulate. On April 28, the Napakiak public...
article Billings casino robber sentenced to 10 years in prison (5/17/2019)
(Montana) -- A Billings man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being convicted in a 2018 casino robbery. Antonio Francisco Gutierrez, 36, was...

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