Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report July 2017

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report July 2017

August 11, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) July 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,742 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on July 1st there were 986 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, 6.69 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 986 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 July 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates DOC Total Domestic Inmates DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
July 1, 2017 14,742 13,756 986 6.69%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County
Marion 235 23.83%
Multnomah 209 21.20%
Washington 200 20.28%
Clackamas 79 8.01%
Lane 43 4.36%
Jackson 35 3.55%
Umatilla 24 2.43%
Yamhill 22 2.23%
Deschutes 16 1.62%
Linn 16 1.62%
Benton 15 1.52%
Klamath 15 1.52%
Polk 15 1.52%
Malheur 10 1.01%
Lincoln 7 0.71%
Clatsop 5 0.51%
Jefferson 5 0.51%
Wasco 5 0.51%
Coos 4 0.41%
Hood River 4 0.41%
Josephine 4 0.41%
Columbia 3 0.30%
Douglas 3 0.30%
Tillamook 3 0.30%
Crook 2 0.20%
Union 2 0.20%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
Morrow 1 0.10%
OOS (Not a County) 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 986 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 986 criminal aliens. Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on July 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 199 20.18%
Rape 173 17.55%
Homicide 138 14.00%
Drugs 111 11.26%
Sodomy 96 9.74%
Assault 79 8.01%
Robbery 55 5.58%
Kidnapping 27 2.74%
Burglary 21 2.13%
Theft 18 1.83%
Driving Offense 9 0.91%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.41%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Escape 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 56 5.68%
Total 986 100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from July 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 by Type of Crime DOC Total Domestic Inmates by Type of Crime DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a % of Total Inmates by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 1,724 1,525 199 11.54%
Rape 973 800 173 17.78%
Homicide 1,713 1,575 138 8.06%
Drugs 836 725 111 13.28%
Sodomy 1,022 926 96 9.39%
Assault 2,053 1,974 79 3.85%
Robbery 1,548 1,493 55 3.55%
Kidnapping 283 256 27 9.54%
Burglary 1,328 1,307 21 1.58%
Theft 1,119 1,101 18 1.61%
Driving Offense 224 215 9 4.02%
Vehicle Theft 464 460 4 0.86%
Arson 74 74 0 0.00%
Forgery 46 46 0 0.00%
Escape 34 34 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,301 1,245 56 4.30%
Total 14,742 13,756 986  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 986 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on July 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin
Mexico 790 80.12%
Guatemala 18 1.83%
Cuba 15 1.52%
El Salvador 13 1.32%
Honduras 13 1.32%
Vietnam 13 1.32%
Russia 10 1.01%
Federated States of Micronesia 8 0.81%
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%
Thailand 4 0.41%
Canada 3 0.30%
England 3 0.30%
Germany 3 0.30%
Somalia 3 0.30%
Other Countries 59 5.98%
Total 986 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 July 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 986 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($93,226.30) per day, ($652,584.10) per week, and ($34,027,599.50) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2016 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), 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 986 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($32,239,524.50). Note: At this point in time there is no indication the U.S. BJA will provide SCAAP awards in 2017.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 986 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 July 1, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201707.pdf

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s