July 10, 2017

Oregon prison inmate population statistics

From Oregon Department of Corrections, 
Oregon Department of Corrections: Criminal Alien Report June 2017

Data Compiled By David Olen Cross
The Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) June 1, 2017 Inmate Population Profile indicated there were 14,708 inmates incarcerated in the DOC’s 14 prisons.

Data obtained from the DOC indicated that on June 1st there were 981 foreign nationals (criminal aliens) incarcerated in the state’s prison system; approximately one in every fifteen prisoners incarcerated by the state was a criminal alien, 6.67 percent of the total prison population.

Some background information, all 981 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 byICE 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 June 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
June 1, 2017
14,708
13,727
981
6.67%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 June 17.
Using DOC 
ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on June 1st that weresent 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
236
24.06%
Multnomah
208
21.20%
Washington
197
20.08%
Clackamas
77
7.85%
Lane
44
4.49%
Jackson
34
3.47%
Umatilla
23
2.34%
Yamhill
22
2.24%
Linn
17
1.73%
Benton
15
1.53%
Deschutes
15
1.53%
Klamath
15
1.53%
Polk
15
1.53%
Malheur
11
1.12%
Lincoln
7
0.71%
Clatsop
5
0.51%
Jefferson
5
0.51%
Wasco
5
0.51%
Coos
4
0.41%
Josephine
4
0.41%
Columbia
3
0.31%
Douglas
3
0.31%
Hood River
3
0.31%
Tillamook
3
0.31%
Crook
2
0.20%
Morrow
2
0.20%
Union
2
0.20%
Gilliam
1
0.10%
Lake
1
0.10%
OOS
1
0.10%
Sherman
1
0.10%
Baker
0
0.00%
Curry
0
0.00%
Grant
0
0.00%
Harney
0
0.00%
Wallowa
0
0.00%
Wheeler
0
0.00%
Total
981
100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 17.

Here are the ways Oregon residents were victimized by the 981 criminal aliens.

Using DOC 
ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the number and percentage of criminal alien prisoners incarcerated on June 1st by type of crime.
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Crime
DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers
DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Sex Abuse
200
20.39%
Rape
172
17.53%
Homicide
138
14.07%
Drugs
107
10.91%
Sodomy
95
9.68%
Assault
80
8.15%
Robbery
56
5.71%
Kidnapping
27
2.75%
Burglary
21
2.14%
Theft
18
1.83%
Driving Offense
8
0.82%
Vehicle Theft
4
0.41%
Arson
0
0.00%
Forgery
0
0.00%
Escape
0
0.00%
Other / Combination
55
5.61%
Total
981
100.00%
Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 17. 

Using the DOC Inmate Population Profile and 
ICE detainer numbers from June 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
1,737
1,537
200
11.51%
Rape
971
799
172
17.71%
Homicide
1,708
1,570
138
8.08%
Drugs
851
744
107
12.57%
Sodomy
1,016
921
95
9.35%
Assault
2,051
1,971
80
3.90%
Robbery
1,544
1,488
56
3.63%
Kidnapping
284
257
27
9.51%
Burglary
1,310
1,289
21
1.60%
Theft
1,126
1,108
18
1.60%
Driving Offense
218
210
8
3.67%
Vehicle Theft
466
462
4
0.86%
Arson
74
74
0
0.00%
Forgery
47
47
0
0.00%
Escape
32
32
0
0.00%
Other / Combination
1,273
1,218
55
4.32%
Total
14,708
13,727
981

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 17 and Inmate Population Profile 01 June 17.

Using DOC 
ICE detainer numbers, the following table reveals the self-declared countries of origin of the 981 criminal alien prisoners by number and percentage incarcerated on June 1st in the state’s prisons.
OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Country
DOC Total Inmates W/ ICE Detainers
DOC % Inmates W/ICE Detainers
Mexico
786
80.12%
Guatemala
18
1.83%
Cuba
15
1.53%
El Salvador
13
1.33%
Honduras
13
1.33%
Vietnam
13
1.33%
Russia
9
0.92%
Federated States of Micronesia
7
0.71%
Ukraine
7
0.71%
Cambodia
4
0.41%
China
4
0.41%
Laos
4
0.41%
Marshall Islands
4
0.41%
Peru
4
0.41%
Philippines
4
0.41%
Somalia
4
0.41%
Thailand
4
0.41%
Canada
3
0.31%
Other Countries
65
6.63%
Total
981
100.00%

Source: Research and Evaluation DOC Report ICE inmates list 01 June 17. 



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 981 criminal alien prison population is approximately ($92,753.55) per day, ($649,274.85) per week, and ($33,855,045.75) per year.



Even taking into account fiscal year 2016 U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) award of $1,788,075.00, if the State of Oregon receives the same amount of SCAAP funding for fiscal year 2017, the cost to incarcerate 981 criminal aliens to the DOC will be at least ($32,066,970.75).

None of preceding cost estimates for the DOC to incarcerate the 981 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 June 1, 2017:
Oregon Department of Corrections Population Profile (unpublished MS Excel workbook) titled Incarcerated Criminal Aliens Report dated June 1, 2017.
Oregon Department of Corrections Issue Brief Quick Facts IB-53, January, 2017:

U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), 2016 SCAAP award: https://www.bja.gov/funding/FY2016-SCAAP-Award-C.PDF

This report is a service to Oregon state, county and city governmental officials to help them assess the impact of foreign national crime in the state.

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