Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2017

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2017

July 5, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) June 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,708 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on June 1st there were 981 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; approximately one in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.67 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 981 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, 2017 14,708 13,727 981 6.67%

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

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 236 24.06%
Multnomah 208 21.20%
Washington 197 20.08%
Clackamas 77 7.85%
Lane 44 4.49%
Jackson 34 3.47%
Umatilla 23 2.34%
Yamhill 22 2.24%
Linn 17 1.73%
Benton 15 1.53%
Deschutes 15 1.53%
Klamath 15 1.53%
Polk 15 1.53%
Malheur 11 1.12%
Lincoln 7 0.71%
Clatsop 5 0.51%
Jefferson 5 0.51%
Wasco 5 0.51%
Coos 4 0.41%
Josephine 4 0.41%
Columbia 3 0.31%
Douglas 3 0.31%
Hood River 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Crook 2 0.20%
Morrow 2 0.20%
Union 2 0.20%
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 981 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 981 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 200 20.39%
Rape 172 17.53%
Homicide 138 14.07%
Drugs 107 10.91%
Sodomy 95 9.68%
Assault 80 8.15%
Robbery 56 5.71%
Kidnapping 27 2.75%
Burglary 21 2.14%
Theft 18 1.83%
Driving Offense 8 0.82%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.41%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 55 5.61%
Total 981 100.00%

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

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 1,737 1,537 200 11.51%
Rape 971 799 172 17.71%
Homicide 1,708 1,570 138 8.08%
Drugs 851 744 107 12.57%
Sodomy 1,016 921 95 9.35%
Assault 2,051 1,971 80 3.90%
Robbery 1,544 1,488 56 3.63%
Kidnapping 284 257 27 9.51%
Burglary 1,310 1,289 21 1.60%
Theft 1,126 1,108 18 1.60%
Driving Offense 218 210 8 3.67%
Vehicle Theft 466 462 4 0.86%
Arson 74 74 0 0.00%
Forgery 47 47 0 0.00%
Escape 32 32 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,273 1,218 55 4.32%
Total 14,708 13,727 981  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 981 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 786 80.12%
Guatemala 18 1.83%
Cuba 15 1.53%
El Salvador 13 1.33%
Honduras 13 1.33%
Vietnam 13 1.33%
Russia 9 0.92%
Federated States of Micronesia 7 0.71%
Ukraine 7 0.71%
Cambodia 4 0.41%
China 4 0.41%
Laos 4 0.41%
Marshall Islands 4 0.41%
Peru 4 0.41%
Philippines 4 0.41%
Somalia 4 0.41%
Thailand 4 0.41%
Canada 3 0.31%
Other Countries 65 6.63%
Total 981 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 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 981 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($92,753.55) per day, ($649,274.85) per week, and ($33,855,045.75) 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 981 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($32,066,970.75).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 981 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, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201706.pdf

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

This report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state.

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