Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2016

November 30, 2016

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) October 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,708 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on October 1st there were 951 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, 6.47 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 951 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 October 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
October 1, 2016 14,708 13,757 951 6.47%

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on October 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 235 24.71%
Multnomah 207 21.77%
Washington 182 19.14%
Clackamas 74 7.78%
Lane 49 5.15%
Jackson 34 3.58%
Yamhill 22 2.31%
Umatilla 20 2.10%
Linn 16 1.68%
Polk 14 1.47%
Benton 13 1.37%
Klamath 13 1.37%
Malheur 12 1.26%
Deschutes 8 0.84%
Lincoln 7 0.74%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Clatsop 5 0.53%
Coos 5 0.53%
Josephine 5 0.53%
Douglas 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.32%
Morrow 3 0.32%
Tillamook 3 0.32%
Wasco 3 0.32%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Columbia 1 0.11%
Gilliam 1 0.11%
Lake 1 0.11%
OOS 1 0.11%
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 951 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 951 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 181 19.03%
Rape 175 18.40%
Homicide 135 14.20%
Drugs 109 11.46%
Sodomy 94 9.88%
Assault 81 8.52%
Robbery 54 5.68%
Kidnapping 25 2.63%
Theft 22 2.31%
Burglary 17 1.79%
Driving Offense 7 0.74%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.42%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 47 4.94%
Total 951 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from October 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 1,755 1,574 181 10.31%
Rape 977 802 175 17.91%
Homicide 1,669 1,534 135 8.09%
Drugs 923 814 109 11.81%
Sodomy 1,037 943 94 9.06%
Assault 1,965 1,884 81 4.12%
Robbery 1,553 1,499 54 3.48%
Kidnapping 295 270 25 8.47%
Burglary 1,321 1,299 22 1.67%
Theft 1,140 1,123 17 1.49%
Driving Offense 246 239 7 2.85%
Vehicle Theft 435 431 4 0.92%
Arson 78 78 0 0.00%
Forgery 35 35 0 0.00%
Escape 39 39 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,240 1,193 47 3.79%
Total 14,708 13,757 951

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 951 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on October 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 764 80.34%
Guatemala 20 2.10%
Cuba 14 1.47%
El Salvador 14 1.47%
Honduras 11 1.16%
Ukraine 11 1.16%
Vietnam 11 1.16%
Russia 9 0.95%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.63%
Laos 5 0.53%
Cambodia 4 0.42%
Canada 4 0.42%
Marshall Islands 4 0.42%
Philippines 4 0.42%
Other Countries 70 7.36%
Total 951 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 October 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 951 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($89,917.05) per day, ($629,419.35) per week, and ($32,819,723.25) 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 951 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,217,213.25).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 951 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 October 1, 2016: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201610.pdf

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