“County leaders will hold a community meeting to discuss the controversial $20 million jail the Nisqually Tribe is building on Yelm Highway.
Commissioner Sandra Romero has called the meeting to discuss the project with neighbors who have questions about the new facility.
‘The county has very limited impact on this situation which is really between the sovereign Nisqually Nation and the federal government. But what we can do is facilitate this meeting between concerned neighbors and representatives of the Tribe,’ Romero said in a news release.
Members of the Nisqually Tribe and county staff will be on hand to explain the project and answer questions.
The meeting will take place Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nisqually Middle School, 8100 Steilacoom Road Southeast,” quoting KOMO-TV 4 News in Seattle.
Ed. Note: The proposed Nisqually Jail Project is to be located on the corner of Yelm Highway and SR 510 and potentially housing up to 576 inmates with 10% Tribal inmates, 90 % Local Jurisdictions that would include inmates from Lacey, Tumwater, Tenino, Rainier, Yelm, Tenino and more.
Is this is all about tribal revenue?
Listen and decide, tonight!
RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Read more from Nisqually Jail Impact:
“The Nisqually Jail is intended to generate income for the operators. What is the jails working relationship will be with Immigration and Customs Enforcement? Lets keep an eye on the seamy for profit schemes that are part of the prison for profit playbook Much of the planning for the jail is cloaked in secrecy. We need a clear statement from the Nisqually Tribe on how it intends to make its money and the types of prisoners it will hold.”
Read more from Justine Schmidt’s Op-Ed published in The Olympian titled Citizens were kept in the dark:
“A regional jail is being built by The Nisqually Tribe at Yelm Highway and state Highway 510. We understand that the Nisqually Tribe is a sovereign nation and that the laws of a sovereign nation are different from our county/state laws in building such a facility.
We have documentation, however, that shows some of our elected officials and the U.S. government along with others knew of the intended land use prior to the Nisqually Tribe acquiring the land from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (previously Fort Lewis land).”
Ed. Note: Ms. Schmidt addressed the Yelm City Council last night about this issue.
Read more from STOP the Nisqually Tribal Jail Yelm Highway, “A bulletin board and resource to inform neighbors about the project and to collect support to shut down construction.”
Read more from Stop the Nisqually Jail on Facebook.
THE YELM COMMUNITY BLOG ACKNOWLEDGES THURSTON COUNTY COMMISSIONER ROMERO FOR HER ACTIONS TO CALL THIS PUBLIC FORUM TO AIR THE ISSUES!