Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2017

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report October 2017

November 7, 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) October 2, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,728 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on October 2nd there were 971 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, 6.59 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 971 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 2nd 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
October 2, 2017 14,728 13,757 971 6.59%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17 and Inmate Population Profile 02 October 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on October 2nd 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 233 24.00%
Washington 206 21.22%
Multnomah 199 20.49%
Clackamas 82 8.44%
Lane 39 4.02%
Jackson 35 3.60%
Umatilla 23 2.37%
Yamhill 22 2.27%
Deschutes 17 1.75%
Klamath 15 1.54%
Polk 15 1.54%
Benton 14 1.44%
Linn 14 1.44%
Malheur 8 0.82%
Lincoln 7 0.72%
Jefferson 5 0.51%
Josephine 5 0.51%
Wasco 5 0.51%
Clatsop 4 0.41%
Coos 4 0.41%
Hood River 4 0.41%
Douglas 3 0.31%
Tillamook 3 0.31%
Columbia 2 0.21%
Union 2 0.21%
Crook 1 0.10%
Gilliam 1 0.10%
Lake 1 0.10%
Morrow 1 0.10%
OOS (Not a County) 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 971 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 971 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on October 2nd 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 197 20.29%
Rape 174 17.92%
Homicide 137 14.11%
Drugs 106 10.92%
Sodomy 99 10.20%
Assault 79 8.14%
Robbery 48 4.94%
Kidnapping 24 2.47%
Burglary 22 2.27%
Theft 16 1.65%
Driving Offense 8 0.82%
Vehicle Theft 4 0.41%
Escape 1 0.10%
Arson 0 0.00%
Forgery 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 56 5.77%
Total 971 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE detainer numbers from October 2nd, 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 1,716 1,519 197 11.48%
Rape 980 806 174 17.76%
Homicide 1,727 1,590 137 7.93%
Drugs 840 734 106 12.62%
Sodomy 1,030 931 99 9.61%
Assault 2,022 1,943 79 3.91%
Robbery 1,535 1,487 48 3.13%
Kidnapping 278 254 24 8.63%
Burglary 1,304 1,282 22 1.69%
Theft 1,121 1,105 16 1.43%
Driving Offense 212 204 8 3.77%
Vehicle Theft 497 493 4 0.80%
Escape 39 38 1 2.56%
Arson 71 71 0 0.00%
Forgery 51 51 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,305 1,249 56 4.29%
Total 14,728 13,757 971  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 17 and Inmate Population Profile 02 October 17.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 971 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on October 2nd 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 775 79.81%
Guatemala 17 1.75%
Cuba 16 1.65%
El Salvador 15 1.54%
Honduras 14 1.44%
Vietnam 14 1.44%
Russia 10 1.03%
Federated States of Micronesia 8 0.82%
Ukraine 6 0.62%
Cambodia 4 0.41%
Laos 4 0.41%
Marshall Islands 4 0.41%
Peru 4 0.41%
Philippines 4 0.41%
Canada 3 0.31%
Ecuador 3 0.31%
England 3 0.31%
Somalia 3 0.31%
South Korea 3 0.31%
Thailand 3 0.31%
Other Countries 58 5.97%
Total 971 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 02 October 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 971 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($91,808.05) per day, ($642,656.35) per week, and ($33,509,938.25) 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 971 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,721,863.25). 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 971 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 2, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201710.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated October 2, 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

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. 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. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com or at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/

 

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