Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas September 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report for the Americas September 2016

September 21, 2016

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Data obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated that on September 1, 2016 there were 955 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system.

Breaking the DOC criminal alien prison population down by a specific geographic region of the world, 844 of the prisoners self-declared countries of origin were located in the Americas: North, Central and South America and the West Indies (Excluding the United States of America and its territories):

– North America had 771 criminal aliens, 91.35 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas;

– Central America had 52 criminal aliens, 6.16 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas;

– South America had six criminal aliens, 0.71 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas;

– The West Indies had 16 criminal aliens, 1.89 percent of the DOC prisoners from the Americas.

The 844 prisoners in the DOC prison system from the Americas were 88.38 percent of the total criminal alien prison population.

Some background information, all criminal aliens 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. Once identified by ICE these criminal aliens had immigration detainers placed on them by immigration officials monitoring the state’s prisons. After these criminal alien inmates have completed their state sanctions, prison officials will transfer custody of these inmates to ICE.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 844 criminal alien prisoners from the Americas by number and percentage incarcerated on September 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from the Americas DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers from the Americas
Mexico 766 90.76%
Guatemala 21 2.49%
Cuba 14 1.66%
El Salvador 14 1.66%
Honduras 10 1.18%
Canada 5 0.59%
Costa Rica 3 0.36%
Ecuador 3 0.36%
Peru 3 0.36%
Nicaragua 2 0.24%
Belize 1 0.12%
Jamaica 1 0.12%
Panama 1 0.12%
Total 844 100.00%

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

The preceding table reveals that criminal aliens from thirteen countries located in the Americas were incarcerated in the DOC prison system. Mexico with 766 prisoners equated to 90.76 percent of the criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the state’s prisons.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 844 criminal aliens from the Americas.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from the Americas DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers from the Americas
Sex Abuse 170 20.14%
Rape 156 18.48%
Homicide 120 14.22%
Drugs 99 11.73%
Sodomy 84 9.95%
Assault 71 8.41%
Robbery 40 4.74%
Kidnapping 24 2.84%
Theft 14 1.66%
Burglary 12 1.42%
Driving Offense 6 0.71%
Vehicle Theft 3 0.36%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 45 5.33%
Total 844 100.00%

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

The preceding table reveals that 410 criminal aliens (48.58 percent) of those DOC prisoners from the Americas were incarcerated for three types of sex crimes: sex abuse, rape and sodomy.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers from the Americas DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers from the Americas
Marion 216 25.59%
Multnomah 163 19.31%
Washington 160 18.96%
Clackamas 66 7.82%
Lane 43 5.09%
Jackson 32 3.79%
Yamhill 22 2.61%
Umatilla 20 2.37%
Linn 16 1.90%
Benton 12 1.42%
Klamath 12 1.42%
Polk 12 1.42%
Malheur 12 1.42%
Lincoln 9 1.07%
Deschutes 8 0.95%
Jefferson 6 0.71%
Coos 5 0.59%
Josephine 5 0.59%
Douglas 4 0.47%
Morrow 4 0.47%
Clatsop 3 0.36%
Crook 3 0.36%
Tillamook 3 0.36%
Wasco 3 0.36%
Hood River 2 0.24%
Gilliam 1 0.12%
Lake 1 0.12%
Union 1 0.12%
Baker 0 0.00%
Columbia 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 844 100.00%

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

Twenty-eight Oregon counties had at least one criminal alien from the Americas incarcerated in DOC prisons. Five of the state’s counties, Marion, Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Lane, had 648 prisoners (76.78 percent) of the criminal aliens from the Americas incarcerated in the state’s prisons.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and percentages by countries of origin, by crime types or by the state’s counties, criminal aliens from the Americas pose high economic cost on Oregon tax payers.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 844 criminal alien prison population from the Americas is approximately ($79,800.20) per day, ($558,601.40) per week, and ($29,127,073.00) 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 844 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($27,524,563.00).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 844 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 (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 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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Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2016

September 8, 2016

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,685 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 955 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, 6.50 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 955 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 September 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
September 1, 2016 14,685 13,730 955 6.50%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on September 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 239 25.03%
Multnomah 205 21.47%
Washington 183 19.16%
Clackamas 74 7.75%
Lane 50 5.24%
Jackson 33 3.46%
Yamhill 22 2.30%
Umatilla 20 2.09%
Linn 17 1.78%
Klamath 13 1.36%
Polk 13 1.36%
Benton 12 1.26%
Malheur 12 1.26%
Lincoln 9 0.94%
Deschutes 8 0.84%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Coos 5 0.52%
Josephine 5 0.52%
Clatsop 4 0.42%
Douglas 4 0.42%
Morrow 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 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 955 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 955 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 182 19.06%
Rape 174 18.22%
Homicide 136 14.24%
Drugs 104 10.89%
Sodomy 95 9.95%
Assault 81 8.48%
Robbery 55 5.76%
Kidnapping 28 2.93%
Theft 23 2.41%
Burglary 18 1.88%
Driving Offense 7 0.73%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.42%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 48 5.03%
Total 955 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from September 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 1,753 1,571 182 10.38%
Rape 977 803 174 17.81%
Homicide 1,666 1,530 136 8.16%
Drugs 918 814 104 11.33%
Sodomy 1,030 935 95 9.22%
Assault 1,952 1,871 81 4.15%
Robbery 1,558 1,503 55 3.53%
Kidnapping 295 267 28 9.49%
Burglary 1,332 1,309 23 1.73%
Theft 1,159 1,141 18 1.55%
Driving Offense 243 236 7 2.88%
Vehicle Theft 438 434 4 0.91%
Arson 79 79 0 0.00%
Forgery 37 37 0 0.00%
Escape 43 43 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,205 1,157 48 3.98%
Total 14,685 13,730 955

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 955 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on September 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 766 80.21%
Guatemala 21 2.20%
Cuba 14 1.47%
El Salvador 14 1.47%
Ukraine 11 1.15%
Vietnam 11 1.15%
Honduras 10 1.05%
Russia 9 0.94%
Federated States of Micronesia 7 0.73%
Canada 5 0.52%
Laos 5 0.52%
Philippines 5 0.52%
Other Countries 77 8.06%
Total 955 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 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 955 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,295.25) per day, ($632,066.75) per week, and ($32,957,766.25) 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 955 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,355,256.25).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 955 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 September 1, 2016: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201609.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 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