Monday, June 6, 2011


Nisqually Tribe building $20 million Regional Jail

The Nisqually Tribe is starting work on a $20 million public safety complex (Jail)
Yelm Highway near Highway 510
This facility will include a jail for 288 inmates for Category II low-risk offenders and a
Future phase could expand it to 576 beds.
The property was "ACQUIRED"
 in a Transfer of Title from the United States to The Nisqually Tribe as a mandate by
Congress on or around September 14, 2010.
The Nisqually Tribe plans to house low-risk inmates for nearby governments INCLUDING:
Port Gamble, Squaxin, Suquamish, Puyallup, Lacey, Tumwater
Yelm, Rainier, Tenino, Thurston County, ICE, Swinomish
Skokomish, Ft. Lewis, Nooksak, Washington State DOC
and other tribes.
The project is funded with a grant from the
Justice Department and a low-interest loan from the
Agriculture Department.

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