Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

Lars Larson Show: Criminal Alien of the Week Report

May 8, 2014


According to the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) Inmate Population Profile dated April 1, 2014 DOC indicated there were 14,625 prisoners incarcerated in DOC’s 14 prisons.

Not included in DOC’s April 1st Inmate Population Profile was DOC data indicating there were 1,149 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in its prison system.

All 1,149 criminal aliens incarcerated on April 1st by DOC had United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement(ICE), detainers. The U.S. DHS–ICE is responsible for indentifying whether a DOC inmate is a criminal alien or a domestic inmate. If an inmate is identified as being a criminal alien, at U.S. DHS–ICE’s request, the DOC places an “ICE detainer” on the inmate that directs DOC officials to transfer custody to ICE following completion of the inmate’s state sanction.

Criminal aliens made up approximately 7.86% of the DOC April 1st prison population.

Comparing DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers from April 1, 2008 (1,080 criminal aliens) and April 1, 2014 (1,149 criminal aliens), the DOC prison system incarcerated 69 criminal aliens more than it did on April 1, 2008, a 6.39% increase.

When comparing DOC domestic criminal incarceration numbers from April 1, 2008 (12,508 domestic criminals) and April 1, 2014 (13,476 domestic criminals), the DOC prison system incarcerated 968 domestic criminals more than it did on April 1, 2008, a 7.74% increase.

Bringing the preceding numbers together, from April 1st 2008 – 2014, six years, the DOC prison population grew by 1,037 domestic and criminal alien prisoners; 6.65% of the overall growth was in criminal alien prisoners.

A review of the 1,149 criminal aliens in DOC prisons by number per county and percentage (%) per county equated to the following: 0-Baker (0.00%); 15-Benton (1.30%); 81-Clackamas (7.05%); 5-Clatsop (0.43%); 1-Columbia (0.09%); 5-Coos (0.43%); 2-Crook (0.17%); 0-Curry (0.00%); 18-Deschutes (1.57%); 6-Douglas (0.52%); 1-Gilliam (0.09%); 0-Grant (0.00%); 0-Harney (0.00%); 5-Hood River (0.43%); 50-Jackson (4.35%); 9-Jefferson (0.78%); 7-Josephine (0.61%); 8-Klamath (0.70%); 0-Lake (0.00); 57-Lane (4.96%); 9-Lincoln (0.78%); 28-Linn (2.44%); 12-Malheur (1.04%); 271-Marion (23.58%); 5-Morrow (0.43%); 274-Multnomah (23.85%); 1-OOS (0.09%); 17-Polk (1.48%); 0-Sherman (0.00%); 4-Tillamook (0.35%); 20-Umatilla (1.74%); 4-Union (0.35); 0-Wallowa (0.00%); 3-Wasco (0.26%); 199-Washington (17.32%); 0-Wheeler (0.00%); and 32-Yamhill (2.72%).

Your listeners should be aware the types of crime committed against their fellow Oregonians by the 1,149 criminal aliens.

A review of the 1,149 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers per crime and percentage (%) per crime equated to the following: 2-arsons (0.17%); 105-assaults (9.14%); 28-burglaries (2.44%); 15-driving offenses (1.30%); 177-drugs (15.40%); 0-escape (0.00%); 3-forgeries (0.26%); 147-homicides (12.79%); 48-kidnappings (4.18%); 57-others (4.96%); 176-rapes (15.32%); 71-robberies (6.18%); 211-sex abuses (18.36%); 93-sodomies (8.09%); 11-thefts (0.96%); and 5-vehicle thefts (0.43%).

Listeners should not overlook the source of the preceding crimes, the country of origin of the 1,149 criminal aliens in DOC prisons.

The self-declared counties of origin of the 1,149 criminal aliens in the DOC prison population by numbers and percentage (%) per country equated to the following: 7-Canada (0.61%); 11-Cuba (0.96%); 15-El Salvador (1.30%); 7-Federated States of Micronesia (0.61%); 33-Guatemala (2.87%); 12-Honduras (1.04%); 6-Laos (0.52%); 929-Mexico (80.85%); 87-others (7.57%); 6-Philippines (0.52%); 8-Russia (0.70%); 11-Ukraine (0.96%); and 17-Vietnam (1.48%).

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($87.08) per day; the cost to incarcerate a prisoner increased ($2.27) per day in April 2014, a 2.67% increase from 2013’s cost of ($84.81) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 1,149 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($100,054.92) per day, ($700,384.44) per week, and ($36,520,045.80) per year.

None of my preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 1,149 criminal aliens include the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), court costs, nor cost estimates to cover victim assistance.

An unfortunate fact, the State of Oregon is not fully cooperating with the U.S. DHS–ICE to fight crime committed by criminal aliens who reside in Oregon.

In year 2007, a United States Department of Justice (USDOJ) report titled “Cooperation of SCAAP (State Criminal Alien Assistance Program) Recipients in the Removal of Criminal Aliens from the United States, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Inspector General Audit Division, Audit Report 07-07, October 2007, Redacted-Public Version” identified the State of Oregon as having an official “state sanctuary statute,” ORS 181.850 Enforcement of federal immigration laws.

The USDOJ, the federal governments top law enforcement agency, identified Oregon as a “sanctuary” for criminal aliens.

The State of Oregon should no longer be classified by U.S. federal government law enforcement as having an official “state sanctuary statute” for criminal aliens, nor should Oregon be a sanctuary for criminal aliens to kill, rape, maim or poison Oregonians.

Lars, the second full week of May and another criminal alien report for Lars Larson Show FM 101.1 radio listeners.



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