June 10, 2009
OFIR members and supporters:
As many of you are aware we have been tracking the number of inmates with ICE holds incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary. The number is now approaching 1200. That represents a 30 percent increase in just two years and is costing Oregon taxpayers over $37 million per year. Illegal aliens are incarcerated at a rate double what you expect out of their cohort.
In addition to the state penitentiary there are inmates with ICE holds in county jails. Below is data from just one of them, the Marion County Correctional Facility. The annual cost of just the incarceration of 80 illegal aliens is $2,715,000. Marion County is one of 37 counties in Oregon.
Marion County Correctional Facility
Total MCCF Inmates: 527
Total MCCF Inmates with INS Hold: 80
Percent MCCF Inmates with INS Hold: 15.18%
Total MCCF Inmates with INS Hold POS/DEL METH: 29
Percent MCCF Inmates with INS Hold POS/DEL METH: 36.25%
MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Inmate Per Day: $93.00
MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Day of 80 Inmates with INS Holds: $7,440.00
MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Week of 80 Inmates with INS Holds: $52,080.00
MCCF Incarceration Cost Per Year of 80 Inmates with INS Holds: $2,715,600.00