Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2020

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2020

October 9, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2020 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 13,484 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 818 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.07 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all the criminal aliens incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and have ICE immigration detainers placed on them.

Using DOC Inmate Population Profiles and ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the total number inmates, the number of domestic and criminal alien inmates along with the percentage of inmates with immigration detainers incarcerated on September 1st in the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/YearDOC Total Number InmatesDOC Total Number Domestic InmatesDOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE DetainersDOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers
September 1, 202013,48412,6668186.07%

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

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountyDOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by CountyDOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by County
Marion20925.55%
Washington16820.54%
Multnomah15018.34%
Clackamas526.36%
Lane374.52%
Jackson293.55%
Umatilla283.42%
Yamhill222.69%
Linn151.83%
Deschutes121.47%
Polk111.34%
Benton101.22%
Klamath101.22%
Lincoln91.10%
Jefferson80.98%
Malheur80.98%
Hood River70.86%
Josephine50.61%
Tillamook50.61%
Clatsop40.49%
Coos40.49%
Morrow40.49%
Douglas30.37%
Wasco30.37%
Columbia20.24%
Curry10.12%
Union10.12%
OOS (Not a County)10.12%
Baker00.00%
Crook00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Lake00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Total818100.00%

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

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 818 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on September 1st by type of crime.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CrimeDOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Type of CrimeDOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of Crime
Rape17421.27%
Sex Abuse16520.17%
Homicide11614.18%
Sodomy10312.59%
Assault718.68%
Drugs587.09%
Robbery425.13%
Kidnapping253.06%
Burglary101.22%
Theft91.10%
Driving Offense60.73%
Vehicle Theft30.37%
Arson10.12%
Escape10.12%
Forgery10.12%
Other / Comb. Crimes334.03%
Total818100.00%

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

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE immigration detainer numbers from September 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
CrimeDOC Total Number Inmates by Type of CrimeDOC Total Number Domestic Inmates by Type of CrimeDOC Total Number Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Type of CrimeDOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percent of Total Inmates by Type of Crime
Rape97780317417.81%
Sex Abuse1,7151,5501659.62%
Homicide1,7571,6411166.60%
Sodomy1,0819781039.53%
Assault1,9361,865713.67%
Drugs794736587.30%
Robbery1,3421,300423.13%
Kidnapping2502252510.00%
Burglary1,0211,011100.98%
Theft64463591.40%
Driving Offense17116563.51%
Vehicle Theft44844530.67%
Arson858411.18%
Escape363512.78%
Forgery747311.35%
Other / Comb. Crimes1,1531,120332.86%
Total13,48412,666818 

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

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 818 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on September 1stin the state’s prisons.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountryDOC Total Number Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of OriginDOC Percent Inmates W/ICE Detainers by Self-Declared Country of Origin
Mexico65680.20%
Guatemala202.44%
Cuba111.34%
El Salvador111.34%
Honduras101.22%
Federated States of Micronesia91.10%
Vietnam91.10%
Russia80.98%
Philippines60.73%
Laos50.61%
Ukraine50.61%
Thailand40.49%
Cambodia30.37%
Canada30.37%
Ecuador30.37%
Marshall Islands30.37%
Costa Rica20.24%
Egypt20.24%
Ethiopia20.24%
Fiji20.24%
Germany20.24%
Jamaica20.24%
Nicaragua20.24%
Palau20.24%
Peru20.24%
South Africa20.24%
South Korea20.24%
Wales20.24%
Other / Unknown Countries283.42%
Total818100.00%

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

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens place a substantial economic burden on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($108.26) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 818 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($88,556.68) per day, ($619,896.76) per week, and ($32,323,188.20) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 818 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs or victim assistance.

Bibliography:

Oregon Department of Corrections Inmate Population Profile September 1, 2020.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 1, 2020.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, March 2019:
https://www.oregon.gov/doc/Documents/agency-quick-facts.pdf

David Olen Cross of Salem, Oregon is crime a 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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