Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2017

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report December 2017

January 2, 2018

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) December 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,739 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on December 1st there were 973 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, 6.60 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 973 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 Total Domestic Inmates DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
December 1, 2017 14,739 13,766 973 6.60%

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

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 by County DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County
Marion 235 24.15%
Washington 202 20.76%
Multnomah 201 20.66%
Clackamas 82 8.43%
Lane 39 4.01%
Jackson 37 3.80%
Yamhill 23 2.36%
Umatilla 22 2.26%
Polk 16 1.64%
Benton 15 1.54%
Klamath 15 1.54%
Linn 14 1.44%
Deschutes 13 1.34%
Malheur 9 0.92%
Lincoln 7 0.72%
Jefferson 5 0.51%
Josephine 5 0.51%
Wasco 5 0.51%
Clatsop 4 0.41%
Coos 4 0.41%
Douglas 4 0.41%
Hood River 4 0.41%
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 973 100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 973 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 by Type of Crime DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime
Sex Abuse 200 20.55%
Rape 175 17.99%
Homicide 136 13.98%
Sodomy 101 10.38%
Drugs 97 9.97%
Assault 76 7.81%
Robbery 52 5.34%
Kidnapping 25 2.57%
Burglary 23 2.36%
Theft 15 1.54%
Driving Offense 7 0.72%
Vehicle Theft 5 0.51%
Escape 1 0.10%
Forgery 1 0.10%
Arson 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 59 6.06%
Total 973 100.00%

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

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 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 1,731 1,531 200 11.55%
Rape 971 796 175 18.02%
Homicide 1,734 1,598 136 7.84%
Sodomy 1,036 935 101 9.75%
Drugs 836 739 97 11.60%
Assault 2,026 1,950 76 3.75%
Robbery 1,514 1,462 52 3.43%
Kidnapping 280 255 25 8.93%
Burglary 1,299 1,276 23 1.77%
Theft 1,111 1,096 15 1.35%
Driving Offense 217 210 7 3.23%
Vehicle Theft 497 492 5 1.01%
Escape 40 39 1 2.50%
Forgery 47 46 1 2.13%
Arson 72 72 0 0.00%
Other / Combination 1,328 1,269 59 4.44%
Total 14,739 13,766 973  

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

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 973 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 by Self-Declared Country of Origin DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin
Mexico 777 79.86%
Guatemala 19 1.95%
Cuba 17 1.75%
El Salvador 15 1.54%
Honduras 14 1.44%
Vietnam 14 1.44%
Federated States of Micronesia 9 0.92%
Russia 9 0.92%
Laos 5 0.51%
Ukraine 5 0.51%
Cambodia 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%
South Korea 3 0.31%
Thailand 3 0.31%
Other/Unknown Countries 58 5.96%
Total 973 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 December 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 973 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($91,997.15) per day, ($643,980.05) per week, and ($33,578,959.75) 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 973 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,790,884.75). 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 973 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, 2017: http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201712.pdf

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

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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  1. PJ MEDIA

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    One in Fifteen Oregon Prisoners Is a Criminal Alien; Nearly Half Convicted of Sex Crimes

    BY PAULA BOLYARD JANUARY 9, 2018

    The murder of Kate Steinle in California highlighted the fact that we have a serious criminal illegal alien problem in this country. Many of these individuals, after breaking the law to enter the country, go on to commit other crimes — theft, rape, and even murder. David Olen Cross released a December 2017 report based on Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) data, announcing that there are “973 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system.”

    Oregon has 14,739 inmates incarcerated in its 14 prisons scattered across the state. “Approximately one in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.60 percent of the total prison population,” the report said.

    According to Cross, all of the 973 criminal aliens currently in the state’s prisons were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Anytime that happens, 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,” he said.

    Marion County, home to Salem, the state capital, houses the most illegal alien inmates with 235 — nearly one-fourth of the prison population. Washington County (Hillsboro) and Multnomah County (Portland, a sanctuary city) each have around 200 criminal aliens — around 20 percent of the prison population in those counties.

    An astounding 476 —48.92 percent— of the criminal alien prisoners in Oregon have been convicted of committing crimes of a sexual nature, with 200 cases of sex abuse, 175 cases of rape, and 101 cases of sodomy. A total of 136 of the state’s criminal alien inmates are in custody because they committed homicide. Drugs, assault, robbery, kidnapping, burglary, theft and driving offenses round out the top ten list of crimes committed.

    The criminal aliens in Oregon prisons come predominantly from South and Central America as well as Cuba. Nearly 80 percent, 777, came from Mexico. The next highest country of origin is Guatemala with 19 inmates.

    The cost is steep to house and care for these prisoners. The criminal aliens each cost Oregon taxpayers $94.55 per day. That adds up to $91,977 per day for all of the criminal aliens in the state — $643,980 per week, more than $33 million per year.

    Those numbers do not include the costs incurred for legal services, interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance, nor do they include the devastating personal costs that victims of their crimes pay.

    According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), there are approximately 55,000 criminal aliens in U.S. prisons, accounting for one-fourth of prisoners in Federal Bureau of Prisons facilities. “There are about 297,000 criminal aliens incarcerated in state and local prisons. That number represents about 16.4 percent of the state and local prison population compared to the 12.9 percent of the total population comprised of foreign-born residents,” according to FAIR. The estimated cost of housing these criminals at the federal level is estimated to be $1.5 to $1.6 billion per year.

    Ten states account for 63 percent of the nation’s incarcerated criminal aliens: Nevada, Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, New Jersey, Oregon, Florida, N. Carolina, and Illinois.

    FAIR suggests a multi-faceted approach to solving the problem of criminal aliens:

    •Secure the borders

    • Deny jobs to illegal aliens through a centralized secure identity verification system.

    • Assure that the criminal conviction of an alien leads to deportation and permanent exclusion from the United States.

    • Asylum applicants should be screened expeditiously and excluded if their claims are not credible. Even if they appear to have credible claims, they should be detained until background checks are done.

    • Secure greater federal and local government cooperation to identify criminal aliens.

    “There are thousands of U.S. citizens being victimized and killed annually by criminal illegal aliens in the U.S.,” Steve Salvi, founder of Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC, told PJ Media. “The problem is magnified by the over 500 sanctuary cities that dot the U.S., which purposely help shield illegal aliens from detection by federal immigration agents. That is why it is important for all local and state governments to not obstruct justice and fully cooperate with the Dept. of Homeland Security.”

    Oregon and other states that tolerate massive illegal alien populations continue to not only put their citizens at risk of crime, they cost those citizens billions in tax dollars every year, siphoning money from other valuable government services. Until the border is secured and local authorities pledge their full support for ICE programs, we’ll continue to hear horror stories of lives devastated by criminal alien crime.

    Follow me on Twitter @pbolyard

    This article was updated to include the quote from Ohio Jobs & Justice PAC. An earlier version incorrectly characterized the percentage of the state’s incarcerated sex offenders who are criminal aliens.

    https://pjmedia.com/trending/one-fifteen-oregon-prisoners-criminal-alien-nearly-half-convicted-sex-crimes/

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