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NCJ Number: 149773 Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of the Department's Policy on Criminal Aliens: Four Year Post-Release Follow-Up of Criminal Aliens Released in 1988
Author(s): D D Clark
Corporate Author: New York State Dept of Correctional Services
Division of Program Planning, Research and Evaluation
United States of Am
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on a 4-year postrelease followup of criminal aliens released from New York State correctional institutions in 1988, this study assesses the effectiveness of the State and Federal policy of deporting criminal aliens from the United States in general and New York State in particular.
Abstract: The New York State Corrections Department has a long- standing policy of cooperating with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). These two Federal agencies are responsible for implementing the Federal Immigration Law. The public protection goal shared by the Department and these Federal Agencies is the deportation of criminal aliens. An analysis of the return-to-custody rates of a 1988 release cohort suggests that the Department's policy of cooperation with INS and EOIR has been successful. The return rate for U.S.-born releases was 54 percent. In contrast, the return rates for foreign-born releases to the community was 38 percent, releases to INS warrant was 15 percent, and none of the releases with deportation orders returned to custody. Apparently, when the Federal agencies target criminal aliens for deportation from the United States, they are largely successful in their efforts; however, the return rates of illegal aliens and Mariel Cubans also suggest that the Federal Government must allocate more resources for the deportation of criminal aliens from the United States. 4 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections statistics
Index Term(s): Alien criminality; Inmate statistics; New York
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