|INS district office||INS region||IHP focus|
|La Tuna, NM (BOP)||Oakdale, LA (BOP)||CA||FL||NY||TX|
Legend: XVisited by GAO.
|Time from release to deportation||IHP completed in prison||Hearings started in prison, completed after release||Hearings started and completed after prison release|
|< 1 month||3,088||91||2,497||68||132||24|
|1 mo. to < 2 mos.||130||4||608||17||53||10|
|2 mos. to < 4 mos.||78||2||296||8||56||10|
|4 mos. to < 6 mos.||24||*2||105||3||46||8|
|6 mos. to < 8 mos.||18||*2||48||1||36||7|
|8 mos. to < 10 mos.||10||*2||33||*2||43||8|
|10 mos. to < 12 mos.||14||*2||31||*2||39||7|
|12 mos. and over||33||*2||55||1||145||26|
1The five states are Arizona, California, Florida, New York, and Texas.
2Less than 1 percent.
3Of criminal aliens released from prisons in 5 states and BOP from April through September 1995, 4,582 had completed the IHP with a final deportation order (see app. IV); and 3,395 of them (74 percent) were deported by January 1997. Of 4,540 released criminal aliens who completed deportation proceedings after their release from prison, 4,223, or 93 percent, were deported by January 1997. Although INS has reported difficulty obtaining travel documents to some countries, we did not determine the specific reasons that aliens with final deportation orders were not removed quickly.
|Hearing process||Criminal aliens released to INS from prison without final deportation orders (N = 20,118)|
|Started before prison release||Started after prison release|
|Estimated number of criminal aliens||17,498||2,620|
|Average avoidable days in detention1||26||191|
|Average daily detention cost||$65.75||$65.75|
|Fiscal year detention cost2||$29,912,831||$32,902,615|
|Total avoidable fiscal year detention cost||$62,815,446|
1aAvoidable days = average number of days in detention beyond those spent by criminal aliens who had a final order when released.
2Avoidable detention cost = number of aliens X average net days in detention X average daily detention cost.