Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2021

Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report January 2021

February 12, 2021

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) January 1, 2021 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 12,742 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on January 1st there were 777 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; criminal aliens were 6.10 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 January 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
January 1, 202112,74211,9657776.10%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 21 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 21.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on January 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
Marion20626.51%
Washington16220.85%
Multnomah14618.79%
Clackamas445.66%
Lane354.50%
Jackson263.35%
Umatilla253.22%
Yamhill222.83%
Deschutes111.42%
Linn111.42%
Benton101.29%
Polk101.29%
Klamath91.16%
Lincoln81.03%
Malheur70.90%
Hood River60.77%
Jefferson60.77%
Josephine60.77%
Clatsop50.64%
Morrow40.51%
Coos40.51%
Douglas40.51%
Tillamook40.51%
Curry20.26%
Columbia10.13%
Union10.13%
Wasco10.13%
OOS (Not a County)10.13%
Baker00.00%
Crook00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Lake00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Total777100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 21.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 777 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on January 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
Rape17122.01%
Sex Abuse16320.98%
Homicide11314.54%
Sodomy10613.64%
Assault658.37%
Drugs465.92%
Robbery395.02%
Kidnapping263.35%
Theft81.03%
Burglary60.77%
Driving Offense30.39%
Vehicle Theft20.26%
Arson00.00%
Escape00.00%
Forgery00.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes293.73%
Total777100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 21.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE immigration detainer numbers from January 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
Rape97780617117.50%
Sex Abuse1,6701,5071639.76%
Homicide1,7181,6051136.58%
Sodomy1,0629561069.98%
Assault1,8781,813653.46%
Drugs647601467.11%
Robbery1,2781,239393.05%
Kidnapping2502242610.40%
Theft49248481.63%
Burglary92091460.65%
Driving Offense15615331.92%
Vehicle Theft38438220.52%
Arson818100.00%
Escape363600.00%
Forgery565600.00%
Other / Comb. Crimes1,1371,108292.55%
Total12,74211,965777 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 21 and Inmate Population Profile 01 January 21.

Using DOC ICE immigration detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 777 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on January 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
Mexico61479.02%
Guatemala202.57%
El Salvador131.67%
Cuba111.42%
Federated States of Micronesia111.42%
Honduras101.29%
Vietnam91.16%
Russia81.03%
Philippines60.77%
Ukraine50.64%
Cambodia40.51%
Laos40.51%
Thailand40.51%
Canada30.39%
Ecuador30.39%
Marshall Islands30.39%
South Korea30.39%
Costa Rica20.26%
Ethiopia20.26%
Fiji20.26%
Japan20.26%
Nicaragua20.26%
Palau20.26%
Peru20.26%
South Africa20.26%
Wales20.26%
Other / Unknown Countries283.60%
Total777100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 January 21.

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 ($116.89) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 777 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,823.53) per day, ($635,764.71) per week, and ($33,150,588.45) per year.

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 777 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 January 1, 2021.

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated January 1, 2021.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts, November 2020:
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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