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

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

December 28, 2020

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on November 1, 2020 revealed that 63 of the 808 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 7.80 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 November 1st in the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Month/Day/YearDOC Total Inmates W/ICE DetainersDOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug CrimesDOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug Crimes
November 1, 2020808637.80%

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

The 63 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for drug crimes were 8.42 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 November 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/YearDOC Total Number of Inmates Incarcerated for Drug CrimesDOC Number of Domestic Inmates Incarcerated for Drug CrimesDOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers Incarcerated for Drug CrimesDOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers as a Percentage of All Inmates incarcerated for Drug Crimes
November 1, 2020748685638.42%

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

Criminal aliens were incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes from 17 of 36 Oregon counties — 47.22 percent of the counties in the state.

Five Oregon counties, Multnomah (11 alien drug criminals), Washington (11 alien drug criminals), Marion (9 alien drug criminals), Clackamas (7 alien drug criminals) and Jackson (7 alien drug criminals) had 45 of 63 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes — 71.43 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 November 1st that weresentto prison from the state’s 36 counties for drug crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountyDOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Drug CrimesDOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by County Incarcerated for Drug Crimes
Multnomah1117.46%
Washington1117.46%
Marion914.29%
Clackamas711.11%
Jackson711.11%
Jefferson34.76%
Umatilla34.76%
Klamath23.17%
Lane23.17%
Benton11.59%
Hood River11.59%
Josephine11.59%
Lincoln11.59%
Linn11.59%
Polk11.59%
Union11.59%
Wasco11.59%
Baker00.00%
Clatsop00.00%
Columbia00.00%
Coos00.00%
Crook00.00%
Curry00.00%
Deschutes00.00%
Douglas00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Lake00.00%
Malheur00.00%
Morrow00.00%
OOS (Not a County)00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Tillamook00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Yamhill00.00%
Total63100.00%

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

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

Foreign nationals who declared their country or origin as being Mexico were 57 of 63 criminal aliens convicted of drug crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 90.48 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 63 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on November 1stin the state’s prisons for drug crimes.

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
CountryDOC Number of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Drug CrimesDOC Percent of Inmates W/ ICE Detainers by Country Incarcerated for Drug Crimes 
Mexico5790.48% 
Honduras23.17% 
Cuba11.59% 
Iran11.59% 
Romania11.59% 
Thailand11.59% 
Total63100.00% 

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