Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report February 2017

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report February 2017

March 14, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) February 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,594 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on February 1st there were 967 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, 6.63 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 967 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 February 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
February 1, 2017 14,594 13,627 967 6.63%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 February 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on February 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 234 24.20%
Multnomah 203 20.99%
Washington 191 19.75%
Clackamas 80 8.27%
Lane 49 5.07%
Jackson 34 3.52%
Yamhill 22 2.28%
Umatilla 21 2.17%
Linn 16 1.65%
Benton 14 1.45%
Klamath 14 1.45%
Polk 14 1.45%
Deschutes 11 1.14%
Malheur 11 1.14%
Lincoln 8 0.83%
Jefferson 6 0.62%
Clatsop 5 0.52%
Coos 5 0.52%
Douglas 4 0.41%
Josephine 4 0.41%
Crook 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Wasco 3 0.31%
Columbia 2 0.21%
Hood River 2 0.21%
Morrow 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
OOS 1 0.10%
Sherman 1 0.10%
Baker 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Total 967 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 17.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 967 criminal aliens.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse 190 19.65%
Rape 172 17.79%
Homicide 136 14.06%
Drugs 112 11.58%
Sodomy 96 9.93%
Assault 76 7.86%
Robbery 53 5.48%
Kidnapping 26 2.69%
Burglary 21 2.17%
Theft 20 2.07%
Driving Offense 9 0.93%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.41%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 52 5.38%
Total 967 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 17.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from February 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 1,565 190 12.14%
Rape 968 796 172 21.61%
Homicide 1,677 1,541 136 8.83%
Drugs 886 774 112 14.47%
Sodomy 1,020 924 96 10.39%
Assault 1,988 1,912 76 3.97%
Robbery 1,530 1,477 53 3.59%
Kidnapping 287 261 26 9.96%
Burglary 1,292 1,271 21 1.65%
Theft 1,099 1,079 20 1.85%
Driving Offense 229 220 9 4.09%
Vehicle Theft 452 448 4 0.89%
Arson 73 73 0 0.00%
Forgery 45 45 0 0.00%
Escape 33 33 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,260 1,208 52 4.30%
Total 14,594 13,627 967

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 February 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 967 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on February 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico 779 80.56%
Guatemala 20 2.07%
Cuba 13 1.34%
El Salvador 13 1.34%
Vietnam 13 1.34%
Honduras 12 1.24%
Ukraine 10 1.03%
Russia 8 0.83%
Federated States of Micronesia 7 0.72%
Marshall Islands 5 0.52%
Cambodia 4 0.41%
Laos 4 0.41%
Philippines 4 0.41%
Thailand 4 0.41%
Canada 3 0.31%
Other Countries 68 7.03%
Total 967 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 17.

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 967 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($91,429.85) per day, ($640,008.95) per week, and ($33,371,895.25) 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 967 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,583,820.25).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 967 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 February 1, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201702.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated February 1, 2017.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, January, 2017: 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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