Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2016

July 20, 2016

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) June 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,709 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on June 1st there were 954 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.48 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 954 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency’s request, DOC officials will place an “ICE detainer” on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of them with ICE detainers incarcerated on June 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers
June 1, 2016 14,709 13,755 954 6.48%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 June 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on June 1st that were sent to prison from the state’s 36 counties.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Marion 237 24.84%
Multnomah 209 21.91%
Washington 184 19.29%
Clackamas 69 7.23%
Lane 50 5.24%
Jackson 32 3.35%
Yamhill 22 2.31%
Linn 18 1.89%
Umatilla 18 1.89%
Klamath 14 1.47%
Polk 14 1.47%
Benton 12 1.26%
Malheur 12 1.26%
Lincoln 10 1.05%
Deschutes 8 0.84%
Coos 6 0.63%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Josephine 6 0.63%
Clatsop 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.31%
Douglas 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 3 0.31%
Morrow 3 0.31%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Columbia 1 0.10%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
OOS 1 0.10%
Baker 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 954 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 954 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on June 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 186 19.50%
Rape 173 18.13%
Homicide 136 14.25%
Drugs 102 10.69%
Sodomy 92 9.64%
Assault 77 8.07%
Robbery 55 5.76%
Kidnapping 32 3.35%
Theft 24 2.51%
Burglary 18 1.89%
Driving Offense 9 0.94%
Vehicle Theft 3 0.31%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 47 4.93%
Total 954 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from June 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates by crime type, the number of domestic and criminal alien prisoners incarcerated by type of crime and the percentage of those crimes committed by criminal aliens.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates DOC Domestic Inmates DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % All Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 1,733 1,547 186 10.73%
Rape 971 798 173 17.82%
Homicide 1,665 1,529 136 8.17%
Drugs 934 832 102 10.92%
Sodomy 1,034 942 92 8.90%
Assault 1,922 1,845 77 4.01%
Robbery 1,574 1,519 55 3.49%
Kidnapping 294 262 32 10.88%
Burglary 1,382 1,358 24 1.74%
Theft 1,159 1,141 18 1.55%
Driving Offense 250 241 9 3.60%
Vehicle Theft 431 428 3 0.70%
Arson 78 78 0 0.00%
Forgery 37 37 0 0.00%
Escape 48 48 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,197 1,150 47 3.93%
Total 14,709 13,755 954

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 June 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 954 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on June 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 763 79.98%
Guatemala 24 2.51%
Cuba 16 1.68%
El Salvador 14 1.47%
Russia 11 1.15%
Ukraine 11 1.15%
Vietnam 11 1.15%
Honduras 10 1.05%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.63%
Canada 5 0.52%
Laos 5 0.52%
Philippines 5 0.52%
Other Countries 73 7.65%
Total 954 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 16.

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 ($94.55) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 954 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,200.70) per day, ($631,404.90) per week, and ($32,923,255.50) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2015 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,602,510.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2016, the cost to incarcerate 954 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,320,745.50).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 954 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile June 1, 2016: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201606.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated June 1, 2016.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts 53-DOC/GECO: 3/23/16: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2015 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY-2015-SCAAP-Awards.pdf
 

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