Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report February 2021

Oregon Department of Corrections: Foreign National Drug Crime Report February 2021

March 27, 2021

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross

Information obtained from the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) indicated on February 1, 2021 revealed that 45 of the 768 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) in the state’s prison system were incarcerated for drug crimes — 5.86 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/YearDOC Total Inmates W/ICE DetainersDOC Number of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug CrimesDOC Percent of Inmates W/ICE Detainers for Drug Crimes
February 1, 2021768455.86%

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

The 45 criminal aliens in the DOC prison system incarcerated for drug crimes were 7.19 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/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
February 1, 2021626581457.19%

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

Criminal aliens were incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes from 14 of 36 Oregon counties — 38.89 percent of the counties in the state.

Five Oregon counties, Washington (10 alien drug criminals), Marion (7 alien drug criminals), Multnomah (7 alien drug criminals), Jackson (5 alien drug criminals), and Clackamas (4 alien drug criminals) had 33 of 45 criminal alien inmates incarcerated in DOC prisons for drug crimes — 73.33 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 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
Washington1022.22%
Marion715.56%
Multnomah715.56%
Jackson511.11%
Clackamas48.89%
Jefferson24.44%
Josephine24.44%
Lane24.44%
Benton12.22%
Douglas12.22%
Klamath12.22%
Lincoln12.22%
Umatilla12.22%
Union12.22%
Baker00.00%
Clatsop00.00%
Columbia00.00%
Coos00.00%
Crook00.00%
Curry00.00%
Deschutes00.00%
Gilliam00.00%
Grant00.00%
Harney00.00%
Hood River00.00%
Lake00.00%
Linn00.00%
Malheur00.00%
Morrow00.00%
OOS (Not a County)00.00%
Polk00.00%
Sherman00.00%
Tillamook00.00%
Wallowa00.00%
Wasco00.00%
Wheeler00.00%
Yamhill00.00%
Total45100.00%

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

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 40 of 45 criminal aliens convicted of drug crimes incarcerated in the DOC prison system — 88.89 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 45 criminal alien inmates by number and percentage incarcerated on February 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 
Mexico4088.89% 
Cuba12.22% 
El Salvador12.22% 
Honduras12.22% 
Iran12.22% 
Thailand12.22% 
Total45100.00% 

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

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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