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'The Crumbs': Federal Neglect Leaves Tribal Jails In Disrepair—If They're Open At All

An empty corridor at the Navajo Nation Detention in Shiprock, Tuesday, April 13, 2021.
Sharon Chischilly
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NPR
An empty corridor at the Navajo Nation Detention in Shiprock, Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

After months of repeated written questions and public records requests from NPR and the Mountain West News Bureau, Interior Department officials said they now plan to contract with an outside agency to examine the troubles plaguing tribal detention centers.

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Savannah comes to Wyoming Public Media from NPR’s midday show Here & Now, where her work explored everything from Native peoples’ fraught relationship with American elections to the erosion of press freedoms for tribal media outlets. A proud citizen of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe, she’s excited to get to know the people of the Wind River reservation and dig into the stories that matter to them.