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Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program

Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program

Although the state of Oklahoma has one of the largest prison systems in the US, it provides released prisoners with little post-incarceration support. Many struggle to find their way on the "outside" and are eventually re-incarcerated. In the early 2000s, the Muscogee Creek Nation set out to tackle…

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Honoring Nations: Tony Fish: The Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program

Muscogee Creek Nation Reintegration Program Manager Tony Fish explains how and why his nation developed a prisoner reintegration program that reflects its culture, combats recidivism, and makes for a safer Muscogee Creek community.

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Honoring Nations: Hepsi Barnett, Tony Fish and Joyce Wells: Reclaiming Native Nations (Q&A)

Native leaders Hepsi Barnett, Tony Fish, and Joyce Wells share a deeper level of detail about the roots and impacts of their nations' Honoring Nations award-winning programs.

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Three-Time Felon Now A 'Champion Of Change'

Three-Time Felon Now A 'Champion Of Change'

With a troubled past of his own, Cherokee Nation citizen Daryl Legg can relate to the struggle convicted felons face once released from prison. Legg, 43, of Sallisaw, is the Cherokee Nation’s director of vocational programs, which includes a year-old re-entry program for ex-offenders called “Coming…

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South Dakota, tribe finalize plan to serve parole

South Dakota, tribe finalize plan to serve parole

South Dakota and Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate Tribal officials finalized an agreement on a pilot program for tribal members to serve parole at home on the reservation. Sisseton-Wahpeton Chairman Robert Shepherd and Department of Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk signed the intergovernmental agreement…

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DOJ Grants Muscogee Creek Nation $3.78 Million for Ex-Prisoner Reintegration Program

DOJ Grants Muscogee Creek Nation $3.78 Million for Ex-Prisoner Reintegration Program

The Muscogee Creek Nation has received $3.78 million from the U.S. Department of Justice for the tribe’s Reintegration Program (RIP), which assists tribal citizens who have served time in a correctional facility and are ready to be welcomed back into society. The grant will go towards the…

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Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country

Strategies for Creating Offender Reentry Programs in Indian Country

Weed and Seed, a community-based strategy sponsored by DOJ, is an innovative, comprehensive, multi-agency approach to law enforcement, crime prevention, and community revitalization. The strategy aims to prevent, control, and reduce violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in designated high-…