Hopi criminal code changed to increase sentences
The Hopi tribe will be one of the first Native American nations to increase criminal sentences under a 2010 law.
The Tribal Law and Order Act is aimed at curbing crime in native communities, particularly decreasing violence against women. To comply with the law, the Hopi nation has updated its criminal code for the first time since 1972.
Previously, every crime committed on the
Those sentences won’t necessarily preclude longer, federal sentences for serious crimes committed on reservation land.