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Cayuga Nation plans to house inmates in Pennsylvania

The Cayuga Nation has taken another step in establishing its own judicial system, as federal representative Clint Halftown and his council have signed a contract with a Pennsylvania prison to house inmates arrested by the nation's police force.

Late last week, Cambria County commissioners approved a three-year agreement between Cambria County Prison and the Cayuga Nation. Cambria County Prison Warden Christian Smith said the contract was effective immediately, meaning the nation can begin transferring Native American inmates to the facility, although the nation has yet to secure federal approval for its police department.


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