Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report February 2020

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report February 2020

March 25, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2020 revealed that 61 of the 826 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 7.38 percent of the criminal alien prison population.

Using DOC U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number criminal alien inmates in the DOC prison system along with the number and percentage of those alien inmates incarcerated on February 1st in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Inmates W/ICE Detainers DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug Crimes DOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug Crimes
February 1, 2020 826 61 7.38%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 20.

The 61 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for drug crimes were 6.65 percent of all inmates, domestic and foreign, in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE immigration detainer numbers from February 1st, the following table reveals the total number inmates incarcerated for drug crimes, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates incarcerated for drug crimes and the percentage drug crimes committed by criminal aliens.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/Year DOC Total Number of Inmates Incarcerated for Drug Crimes DOC Number of Domestic Inmates Incarcerated for Drug Crimes DOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated for Drug Crimes DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percentage of All Inmates incarcerated for Drug Crimes
February 1, 2020 917 856 61 6.65%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 20 and Inmate Population Profile 01 February 20.

Criminal aliens were incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes from 16 of 36 Oregon counties — 44.44 percent of the counties in the state.

Five Oregon counties, Washington (13 alien drug criminals), Multnomah (12 alien drug criminals), Clackamas (10 alien drug criminals), Jackson (6 alien drug criminals) and Marion (5 alien drug criminals) had 46 of 61 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes — 75.41 percent of the alien inmates incarcerated for drug crimes.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
County DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Drug Crimes DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Drug Crimes
Washington 13 21.31%
Multnomah 12 19.67%
Clackamas 10 16.39%
Jackson 6 9.84%
Marion 5 8.20%
Umatilla 4 6.56%
Jefferson 2 3.28%
Benton 1 1.64%
Deschutes 1 1.64%
Josephine 1 1.64%
Klamath 1 1.64%
Lane 1 1.64%
Lincoln 1 1.64%
Polk 1 1.64%
Union 1 1.64%
Wasco 1 1.64%
Baker 0 0.00%
Clatsop 0 0.00%
Columbia 0 0.00%
Coos 0 0.00%
Crook 0 0.00%
Curry 0 0.00%
Douglas 0 0.00%
Gilliam 0 0.00%
Grant 0 0.00%
Harney 0 0.00%
Hood River 0 0.00%
Lake 0 0.00%
Linn 0 0.00%
Malheur 0 0.00%
Morrow 0 0.00%
OOS (Not a County) 0 0.00%
Sherman 0 0.00%
Tillamook 0 0.00%
Wallowa 0 0.00%
Wheeler 0 0.00%
Yamhill 0 0.00%
Total 61 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 20

Criminal aliens from three identified countries were incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes.

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 58 of 61 criminal aliens convicted of drug crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 95.08 percent of the alien drug criminals in the state’s prisons.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 61 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on February 1st in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country DOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Drug Crimes DOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Drug Crimes  
Mexico 58 95.08%  
Honduras 2 3.28%  
Cuba 1 1.64%  
Total 61 100.00%  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 February 20.

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is a crime researcher who writes on immigration issues and foreign national crime. The preceding report is a service to federal, state, county and city elected and non elected governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the United States of America. He can be reached at docfnc@yahoo.com. His current and past crime reports can be found at https://docfnc.wordpress.com/.

 

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