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Puyallup Tribe seeks $6.5M for new detention center


The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is asking Congress for $6.5 million to fund a new detention center.

The tribe's inmates are currently housed in a three connected double-wide trailers. Three months ago, one of them cut a hole on the floor of his "cell" and crawled out to a nearby bar.

"He got totally blitzed," and crawled back into his cell, a tribal administrator said in recent testimony to the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee.

The tribe plans to house juveniles and adults if it obtains money for the new detention center.

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Puyallups seeking funds for new jail (The Seattle Times 5/8)

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