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

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

June 24, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on May 1, 2020 revealed that 57 of the 824 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 6.92 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 May 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
May 1, 2020 824 57 6.92%

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

The 57 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for drug crimes were 6.24 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 May 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
May 1, 2020 914 857 57 6.24%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 20 and Inmate Population Profile 01 May 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 (11 alien drug criminals), Clackamas (9 alien drug criminals), Multnomah (9 alien drug criminals), Marion (7 alien drug criminals) and Jackson (5 alien drug criminals) had 41 of 57 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes — 71.93 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 May 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 11 19.30%
Clackamas 9 15.79%
Multnomah 9 15.79%
Marion 7 12.28%
Jackson 5 8.77%
Umatilla 3 5.26%
Deschutes 2 3.51%
Jefferson 2 3.51%
Klamath 2 3.51%
Benton 1 1.75%
Josephine 1 1.75%
Lane 1 1.75%
Lincoln 1 1.75%
Polk 1 1.75%
Union 1 1.75%
Wasco 1 1.75%
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 57 100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 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 54 of 57 criminal aliens convicted of drug crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 94.74 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 57 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on May 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 54 94.74%  
Honduras 2 3.51%  
Cuba 1 1.75%  
Total 57 100.00%  

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 May 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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