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Navajo Nation approves emergency jail funds
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. signed a bill into law to provide emergency funds to a detention center in Chinle, Arizona.

The Chinle Adult Detention Center was closed last month due to safety and health concerns. It will receive $748,932 under a $10 million appropriations bill signed by Shirley.

As a result of the closure, the tribe only has 59 jail beds across its three-state reservation. Navajo Nation Council Delegate Hope MacDonald-LoneTree told a House subcommittee that criminals are going free.

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Navajo president signs emergency appropriation for Chinle jail (AP 5/2)

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