Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2016

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2016

January 26, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,717 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 957 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 957 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 December 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
December 1, 2016 14,717 13,760 957 6.50

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on December 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 227 23.72%
Multnomah 206 21.53%
Washington 189 19.75%
Clackamas 75 7.84%
Lane 50 5.22%
Jackson 36 3.76%
Yamhill 22 2.30%
Umatilla 21 2.19%
Linn 16 1.67%
Polk 15 1.57%
Klamath 14 1.46%
Benton 13 1.36%
Malheur 12 1.25%
Deschutes 10 1.04%
Lincoln 8 0.84%
Jefferson 6 0.63%
Clatsop 5 0.52%
Coos 5 0.52%
Douglas 4 0.42%
Josephine 4 0.42%
Crook 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 3 0.31%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Morrow 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 957 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 957 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 184 19.23%
Rape 171 17.87%
Homicide 136 14.21%
Drugs 113 11.81%
Sodomy 94 9.82%
Assault 78 8.15%
Robbery 54 5.64%
Kidnapping 25 2.61%
Theft 23 2.40%
Burglary 20 2.09%
Driving Offense 9 0.94%
Vehicle Theft 5 0.52%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 45 4.70%
Total 957 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from December 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 1,771 1,587 184 10.39%
Rape 977 806 171 17.50%
Homicide 1,672 1,536 136 8.13%
Drugs 900 787 113 12.56%
Sodomy 1,026 932 94 9.16%
Assault 1,965 1,887 78 3.97%
Robbery 1,536 1.482 54 3.52%
Kidnapping 289 264 25 8.65%
Burglary 1,333 1,310 23 1.73%
Theft 1,142 1,122 20 1.75%
Driving Offense 251 242 9 3.59%
Vehicle Theft 447 442 5 1.12%
Arson 75 75 0 0.00%
Forgery 43 43 0 0.00%
Escape 39 39 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,251 1,206 45 3.60%
Total 14,717 13,760 957

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 957 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on December 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 767 80.15%
Guatemala 19 1.99%
Cuba 15 1.57%
El Salvador 14 1.46%
Vietnam 13 1.36%
Honduras 12 1.25%
Ukraine 10 1.04%
Russia 9 0.94%
Federated States of Micronesia 6 0.63%
Cambodia 4 0.42%
Canada 4 0.42%
Laos 4 0.42%
Marshall Islands 4 0.42%
Philippines 4 0.42%
Other Countries 72 7.52%
Total 957 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 957 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,484.35) per day, ($633,390.45) per week, and ($33,026,787.75) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2016 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,788,075.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2017, the cost to incarcerate 957 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,238,712.75).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 957 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 December 1, 2016: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201612.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated December 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), 2016 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY2016-SCAAP-Award-C.PDF

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