Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report September 2016

Article author: 
David Olen Cross
Article date: 
Friday, September 9, 2016
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NOTE:  For fiscal year 2016, the cost to the Dept. of Corrections to incarcerate 955 criminal aliens will be well over $30 million dollars!  And, this amount doesn't even include the costs for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

When open borders advocates tell us that illegal immigration is good for our economy, I don't think they are factoring in all the costs of their presence in our state. 

Furthermore, for every crime listed below, there is most often an innocent victim left behind.

Our elected officials must be held accountable for such an irresponsible lack of action to correct this travesty.  Ask your candidates what they propose to do, if elected, to correct this devastating problem.  Learn more about the candidates and their positions on illegal immigration and how to solve it. 

CK

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The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) September 1, 2016 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,685 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on September 1st there were 955 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; more than one in every sixteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.50 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 955 criminal aliens currently incarcerated in the DOC prison system were identified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal law enforcement agency that is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. If an inmate is identified by ICE as being a criminal alien, at the federal law enforcement agency’s request, DOC officials will place an “ICE detainer” on the inmate. After the inmate completes his/her state sanction, prison officials will transfer custody of the inmate to ICE.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Month/Day/Year

DOC Total Inmates

DOC Domestic Inmates

DOC Inmates W/ICE detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE detainers

September 1, 2016

14,685

13,730

955

6.50%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 September 16.

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

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

County

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Marion

239

25.03%

Multnomah

205

21.47%

Washington

183

19.16%

Clackamas

74

7.75%

Lane

50

5.24%

Jackson

33

3.46%

Yamhill

22

2.30%

Umatilla

20

2.09%

Linn

17

1.78%

Klamath

13

1.36%

Polk

13

1.36%

Benton

12

1.26%

Malheur

12

1.26%

Lincoln

9

0.94%

Deschutes

8

0.84%

Jefferson

6

0.63%

Coos

5

0.52%

Josephine

5

0.52%

Clatsop

4

0.42%

Douglas

4

0.42%

Morrow

4

0.42%

Crook

3

0.31%

Tillamook

3

0.31%

Wasco

3

0.31%

Hood River

2

0.21%

Union

2

0.21%

Columbia

1

0.10%

Gilliam

1

0.10%

Lake

1

0.10%

OOS

1

0.10%

Baker

0

0.00%

Curry

0

0.00%

Grant

0

0.00%

Harney

0

0.00%

Sherman

0

0.00%

Wallowa

0

0.00%

Wheeler

0

0.00%

Total

955

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 955 criminal aliens.

Using DOC ICE 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

Crime

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Sex Abuse

182

19.06%

Rape

174

18.22%

Homicide

136

14.24%

Drugs

104

10.89%

Sodomy

95

9.95%

Assault

81

8.48%

Robbery

55

5.76%

Kidnapping

28

2.93%

Theft

23

2.41%

Burglary

18

1.88%

Driving Offense

7

0.73%

Vehicle Theft

4

0.42%

Arson

0

0.00%

Forgery

0

0.00%

Escape

0

0.00%

Other / Combination

48

5.03%

Total

955

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and ICE 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

Crime

DOC Total Inmates

DOC Domestic Inmates

DOC Inmates W/ICE Detainers

DOC % All Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Sex Abuse

1,753

1,571

182

10.38%

Rape

977

803

174

17.81%

Homicide

1,666

1,530

136

8.16%

Drugs

918

814

104

11.33%

Sodomy

1,030

935

95

9.22%

Assault

1,952

1,871

81

4.15%

Robbery

1,558

1,503

55

3.53%

Kidnapping

295

267

28

9.49%

Burglary

1,332

1,309

23

1.73%

Theft

1,159

1,141

18

1.55%

Driving Offense

243

236

7

2.88%

Vehicle Theft

438

434

4

0.91%

Arson

79

79

0

0.00%

Forgery

37

37

0

0.00%

Escape

43

43

0

0.00%

Other / Combination

1,205

1,157

48

3.98%

Total

14,685

13,730

955

 

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16 and Inmate Population Profile 01 September 16.

Using DOC ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 955 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on September 1st  in the state’s prisons.
 

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

Country

DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers

DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers

Mexico

766

80.21%

Guatemala

21

2.20%

Cuba

14

1.47%

El Salvador

14

1.47%

Ukraine

11

1.15%

Vietnam

11

1.15%

Honduras

10

1.05%

Russia

9

0.94%

Federated States of Micronesia

7

0.73%

Canada

5

0.52%

Laos

5

0.52%

Philippines

5

0.52%

Other Countries

77

8.06%

Total

955

100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 September 16.

Beyond the DOC criminal alien incarceration numbers and incarceration percentages, per county and per crime type, or even country of origin, criminal aliens pose high economic cost on Oregonians.

An individual prisoner incarcerated in the DOC prison system costs the state approximately ($94.55) per day.

The DOC’s incarceration cost for its 955 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($90,295.25) per day, ($632,066.75) per week, and ($32,957,766.25) per year.

Even taking into account fiscal year 2015 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,602,510.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2016, the cost to incarcerate 955 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($31,355,256.25).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 955 criminal aliens includes the dollar amount for legal services (indigent defense), language interpreters, court costs, or victim assistance.

Bibliography

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile September 1, 2016:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/RESRCH/docs/inmate_profile_201609.pdf

Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated September 1, 2016.

Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts 53-DOC/GECO: 3/23/16:
http://www.oregon.gov/doc/OC/docs/pdf/IB-53-Quick%20Facts.pdf

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2015 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY-2015-SCAAP-Awards.pdf