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Red Lake Nation sues for unfunded juvenile jail


The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota is suing the Bureau of Indian Affairs to obtain funding for an unused $2 million juvenile detention center.

The tribe built the facility with a Department of Justice grant. But it hasn't been used because the BIA hasn't secured any money to staff the jail.

The tribe is asking for $2.5 million, the amount it would have cost to run the facility for the past two years.

Get the Story:
Juvenile detention center sits empty, unused at Red Lake (Minnesota Public Radio 12/6)

Relevant Links:
Red Lake Net News - http://www.rlnn.com
Red Lake Nation - http://www.redlakenation.org

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