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Nisqually Jail
Contract with City of Fife

Nisquafly Indian Tribe
Tribal Council Resolution No, ~2~7 -2014
WHEREAS, the Nisqually Indian Tribe is the successor descendent entity of the Nisqually
Nation signatory to the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854 (10 Stat. 1132), and unto this day has
retained and maintained its Tribal identity, its governing body, and its sovereign powers;
WHEREAS, the Nisquafly indian Tribe is a federally recognized American Indian Tribe
organized under its governing Constitution and Bylaws approved by the U.S. Secretary of the
Interior on September 9, 1946 and amended on October 28, 1994, pursuant to Section 16 of the
Indian Reorganization Act, 25 U.S.C. 476;
WHEREAS, the Nisqually General Council is the duly constituted governing body of the
Nisqually Tribe, and the Tribal Council is the duly elected representative body of the General
Council by the authority of the Tribe’s Constitution and Bylaws, as amended;
WHEREAS, the City of Fife wished to enter into a Jail Services Agreement with the Nisqually
Indian Tribe for use of the Tribe’s Detention and Corrections Facility;
WHEREAS, the Jail Services Agreement with the City of Fife contains a limited waiver of the
Nisquatly Tribe’s sovereign immunity regarding any disputes that arise from that contract;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Nisqually Tribal Council does acknowledge
and approve the limited waiver of its sovereign immunity solely for litigation of matters arising
from, and between the parties to, the Jail Services Agreement between the City of Fife and the
Nisqually Indian Tribe;
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Nisqually Tribal Council does hereby authorize the Tribal
Council Chief Executive Officer to enter into the Jail Services Agreement with the City of Fife.
I certify that the above Resolution wps a~çpted at a regular meeting of the Nisqually Tribal
Council held on the ~ day of
2014 on the Nisqually Indian
Reservation, Washington, at which time a quorum was present and voting


J~sR’ Sanders,


AUTHORITY. The Fife City Manager is authorized to execute this agreement by
City of Fife Resolution No, 1539. Nisqually is authorized to enter into this
agreement by action taken by its governing body on the
day of



Dave ~bel1,

Eletta Tiam, Chief Executive Officer


~7&~,&tCity Clerk
dreg’~i~’F, Arna~~~(stant Ci

Jail Services Agreement
Between Nisquafly and Fife



Fabio~o,O~~baI Attorney


false imprisonment arises lbr imprisonment arter Nisquaily has been directed by Fif~
to release a Fife prisoner and Nisqu&iy tbils to do so.

INSURANCE, Each party shall obtain and maintain occurrence based insurance
that provides liability coverage in the minimum liability limits of three Million
Dollars (S3,O00~000.00) per occurrence and three Million Dollars ($3,000,000.00) in
the aggregate for its conduct in creating liability exposure related to the confinemen~
of inmates, including general liability, errors and omissions, auto liability and police
professional liability. The insurance pol!cy(ies) shall provide coverage for any
liability occurrence during the policy period, regardless of when any claim or law
suit is tiled. Further, Nisq~ially will name Pitb. its officers and employees as
Additional Insurecis.
12.1 CERTIFiCATE OF INSURANCE. ~ach party to this Agreement. agrees to
provide the other with evidence of insurance coverage in the form of a certificate
from a solvent insurance provider confirming coverage from a solvent insurance pool
which is sufficient to address the irc9rance obligations set forth above. A copy of the
certificate shall be provided annually and for the duration of this agreement.


Tnis Agreement shall he interpreted under the laws of the state of Wasbingroa.


DISPUTE RESOLUTION. If either party disputes any portion of an invoice or
alleges that the other party is in breach of this Agreement, they will provide the other
party written notice within thirty days. The notice shall detail the amount in question
and the grounds for withholding all or a portion of the amount billed or any other
basis for the dispute. Authorized representatives of each party shall attempt to
resolve the dispute by negotiation within thirty days of notification. If such
negotiation is unsuccessfal, the parties shall apply to Judicial Arbitration and
Mediation Services (JAMS) or such other alternate dispute resolution services as the
parties may agree, for the appointment of an arbitrator whose decision shall be final
and binding on the parties. Each party shall be responsible fbr paying one-half of the
arbitrator’s fees. The arbitrator shall have the power to award legal fees to the
prevailing party. The arbitrator shall provide a concise written statement of reasons
tbr the award. The arbitration award may be submitted to any court having
jurisdiction to be confirmed and enforced.


Nisqually expressly and irrevocably
waives any sovereign immunity it has from suit for causes of action with respect to
the obiigaci~ns ev;denced b~ this Agreement and consents to be sued in the
Washington state courts of general juri’~diction to enrbrce the terms of ~he
Agreement, or to compel or enlbrce arbitraton as described below. Nisqually agi ecs
that it will not raise sovereign immunity as a de~ense in any legal action brouLht. to
en~brce f’.e terms of this Agreement. This waiver shall survive expiration or
termination of this Agreement.
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such transportation, subject to staff availability. Fife shall reimburse Nisqually for
costs incurred for transportation. Such costs shall include mileage at the rate of
$1.00 per mile, labor and overhead (.5 x labor). Nisqually shall not transport any
prisoner without the express agreement of Fife unless such transportation is required
by a court order or because of a medical emergency.

CUSTODY TRANSFER. Officers of Fife placing a prisoner in custody of
Nisqually will be required to remain in the immediate presence of the prisoner at all
times until relieved of custody by NisquaUy Corrections Staff. Booking out and/or
release of Fife’s prisoners shall be the responsibility of Fife Officers.


CITY ACCESS TO PRISONERS. All police officers arid investigators directed by
the prosecuting attorney for Fife prisoners shall have the right to interview the
prisoner inside the confines of the Nisqually Jail subject only to necessary security
rules. Interview rooms will be made available for police and investigator interviews
of Fife prisoners in equal priority with those of any other department, including the
Nisqually law enforcement personnel.


confined in the Nisqually Jail shall be removed therefrom except:



When requested by Fife Police Department in writing;
By Order of the Fife Municipal Courts in those matters in which they
have jurisdiction, or upon Order of the Pierce County District Court
,the Pierce County Superior Court, or other municipal court in those
matters in which said courts have jurisdiction;
For appearance in the court in which a Fife prisoner is charged;
In Compliance with a writ of habeas corpus
For interviews by the Prosecuting Attorney or member of the Police
If the prisoner has served his sentence or the charge pending against
said prisoner has been dismissed or bail or other recognizance has
been posted as required by the courts.

Nisqually agrees to indemnify and hold Fife harmless, including attorneys fees and
other costs of defense, from any and all claims, of whatsoever kind or nature, arising
from acts or omissions of Nisqually, its officers, or employees in operating the Jail,
provided said claim does not arise out of or in any way result from any intentional,
willful or negligent act or omission on the part of Fife or any officer, agent or
employee thereof
Fife agrees to indemnify and hold Nisqually harmless, including attorneys fees and
other costs of defense, from any and all claims, of whatsoever kind or nature, arising
from acts or omissions of Fife, its officers, or employees, including, but not limited
to claims alleging false imprisonment ‘for any Fife prisoner, unless said claim

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subsequently released on personal recognizance with a new court date and for
prisoners who bail out in anything less than two (2) hours of custody time.
Nisqually will submit a monthly invoice to Fife within Sixty (60) days of the end of
each monthly billing period for prisoners housed pursuant to this agreement. Fife
shall pay such invoices within 30 days of receipt. Interest at the rate of 12% per
annum shall be charged on all past due accounts.
The rate shall increase by Two Dollars and Fifty Cents per day per prisoner each
calendar year beginning January 1, 2015. The daily rate per prisoner will therefore be
as follows:

Sixty Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents
Seventy Dollars
Seventy Two Dollars and Fifty Cents
Seventy Five Dollars
Seventy Seven Dollars and Fifty Cents


Without prejudice to any other contract rights available to it, if Fife does not pay the
invoice with Sixty (60) days of receipt of invoice, Nisqually acting through its Police
Chief reserves the right to refuse to accept prisoners until the delinquent amount is
paid in full; provided, however, that Nisqually has first given notice to Fife of such
nonpayment and given Fife the opportunity to cure.

MEDICAL CARE. Fife shall be solely responsible for the cost of medical care and
medical expenses of prisoners housed pursuant to this agreement, provided that if the
prisoner has his or her own medical coverage, Nisqually will coordinate with Fife so
that such insurance may be utilized. In the event that a prisoner requests non-urgent
medical care, Nisqually shall contact Fife for approval. Fife shall provide Nisqually
with the names and telephone numbers of designated contact people who shalt be
available on a twenty-four hour basis. Failure of Fife to approve medical care after
receiving prior notice of the need for such from Nisqually shall relieve Nisqually of
liability to Fife for any injury resulting therefrom. In the event that Nisqually deems
a prisoner to be in need of urgent or emergency care~ Nisqually shall make the best
efforts to contact Fife, but may take any action it deems necessary to provide the
prisoner with the needed care without obtaining prior approval. If Fife is contacted
and does not authorize Nisqually to obtain the medical service, then Fife shall within
one hour pick up the prisoner from the Jail.
To the extent permitted by state law, Fife shall protect, defend, hold harmless and
indemnify Nisqually from and against all claims, suits and actions relating to the
medical care of prisoners housed under this agreement which result from the failure
of Fife to approve such care after receiving prior notice of the need for such from


TRANSPORTATION. Fife shall be solely responsible for furnishing transportation
for prisoners housed pursuant to this agreement. Fife may request that Nisqually
provide necessary transportation and Nisqually shall mak; best efforts~t.~provide
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OCt 182016


THIS AGREEMENT is made and entered into on this
day of
, 2014, by and
between the Nisqually Indian Reservation, a Federally Recognized Indian ]~ribe, hereinafter referred
to as “Nisqually” and the City of Fife, hereinafter referred to as “Fife.” This agreement is for the
housing of inmates of Fife in the Nisqually Detention and Corrections Center hereinafter referred to
as “jail” pursuant to Chapters 39.34 and 70.48 RCW.

SERVICE. Nisqually shall care for prisoners placed in the custody of officers of the
Nisqually Jail by Fife. The term “prisoner” shall include any person arrested,
sentenced by the court or held under authority of any law or ordinance; provided,
that the Nisqually Police Chief or the Nisqually Corrections Director shall have the
right to refuse to accept custody if in his opinion custody would result in
overcrowding of the jail, or health, safety or security risks.


CARE. “Care” shall mean to provide room and board; to provide for the prisoner’s
physical needs; to retain the prisoner in custody; and to supervise and maintain
proper discipline and control. In addition, prisoners housed pursuant to this
agreement shall be subject to the same rules and regulations required of other
prisoners housed in the Nisqually jail. Such rules and regulations shall comport with
Washington state law, and federal law regarding issues of civil rights and due
process of prisoners.


DURATION OF CONTRACT., The term of this agreement shall be for five (5)
years. The agreement may be terminated without cause by either party by providing
the other party with thirty (30) days written notice. Notice shall b~ deemed proper
when provided to:




Dave Zabell
City of Fife
54211 23rd Street East
Fife, WA 98424
Eletta Tiam, Chief Executive Officer
4820 She-Nah-Num Dr. S.E.
Olympia, WA 98513

RELEASE. Prisoners will only be released when they have served their full time
unless release is authorized by any other provision of this agreement or is ordered by
a court of competent jurisdiction,

PAYMENT. Fife shall pay to Nisqually the amount of Sixty Seven Dollars and
Fifty Cents ($67.50) for each and every prisoner booked in to the jail, per day per
prisoner. A ‘day” is the twenty-four hour period beginning at 12:00 a.m. and ending
at 11:59 p.m. in the Pacific Time Zone, Fife shall be charged the booking fee 2~Y
for prisoners booked on warrants with bail amounts ~w enough that,~l~y.~re
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