Detention Facility - Mission Statement
The mission of the Menominee Tribal Detention Facility is to provide a safe,
secure, and human confinement for offenders who have been lawfully arrested
or committed into our custody. All inmates shall be housed by professional
standards in accordance with Tribal Ordinances and applicable State and Federal
Laws. It is our desire to have the individual who is released from this facility
leave no worse, and hopefully better than he or she arrived.
The Menominee Tribal Detention Facility is a 45 bed Jail that was opened in 1984.
We are a Bureau of Indian Affairs facility that has been contracted through the
Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin. Funding to support the facility comes from both entities.
The Jail currently employs a staff of 16. That includes Administration, Shift Supervisors,
Correctional Officers and Kitchen staff.
We provide many services for the offenders that include education, religious
programming, and substance abuse and violent offender counseling.
Although we try to maintain a professional standard at the facility, we also
preserve a native culture for our incarcerated brothers and sisters.
As our Jail population grows, new issues arise and we must change to meet them.
Our facility works in conjunction with all the other law enforcement agencies
on the Reservation to provide protection to the community while still ensuring
we control Jail overcrowding.
Because the Jail staff receives numerous calls from friends and family members
of inmates, with many similar requests, we have decided that it would be
beneficial to include a "FAQ" section that can answer many of the more common
questions. If you have a specific question that is not answered on this website,
please feel free to contact the Jail at (715) 799-3592.
Menominee Tribal Detention Facility