Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Median Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
For all cases disposed of in the current fiscal year (2012) that were credited to Judge Claire V. Eagan in the Northern District of Oklahoma, the median prison sentence was 8.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This number is 61.9% lower than the median prison sentence for all the Northern District of Oklahoma matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's median prison sentence was 50.0% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 13 defendants compared with 14 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Focusing on a five-year period, the median prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 10.0 months. This was 33.3% lower than the 15.0 months typical in Oklahoma North and 41.2% lower than the 17.0 months median prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 43 defendants during the past five years.
(CAUTION: The kinds of cases handled by individual judges influences statistical information about their sentences. It therefore is important to consider the breakdown of cases that each has handled, available below, when making judge-by-judge comparisons.)
Figure 1 compares Judge Eagan's numbers to those for judges in this district and in the United States as a whole for cases of this type over the last five years.
During the last five years there were 3 other judges in the Northern District of Oklahoma with information on convictions during that period. Median prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 15.0 months to 60.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's median prison sentence of 10.0 months at the lower end of the range. The median prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 15.0 months.
Born 1950 in Bronx, NY
Federal Judicial Service
Judge, U. S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma
Nominated by George W. Bush on , to a seat vacated by Thomas Rutherford Brett; Confirmed by the Senate on October 23, 2001, and received commission on October 24, 2001. Served as chief judge, 2005-2012.
Trinity College, Washington, DC, B.A., 1972
Fordham University School of Law, J.D., 1976
Law clerk, Hon. Allen E. Barrow, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, 1976-1978
Private practice, Oklahoma, 1978-1998
Program Areas of Cases Handled
Cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years fell into a number of broad categories. The lead category for these cases was Immigration accounting for 81.4% of cases.
Other major categories with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: Weapons (11.6%), Other (4.7%).
Program Area Judge District US Immigration 81.4% 84.2% 62.0% More Weapons 11.6% 7.9% 1.3% Other 4.7% 5.0% 4.7% Narcotics/Drugs 2.3% 1.0% 25.9%
Table 2: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Lead Charges in Cases Handled
The lead charge with the most cases disposed of by Judge Claire V. Eagan for the past five years was "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien". It accounted for 76.7% of all cases.
Other lead charges with substantial numbers of cases that were disposed by Judge Claire V. Eagan over the past five years were: "18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts" (11.6%), "18 USC 911 - False personification - Citizen of the US" (4.7%), "18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors" (4.7%).
Lead Charge Judge District US 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 76.7% 77.2% 49.9% More 18 USC 922 - Firearms; Unlawful acts 11.6% 7.9% 1.2% 18 USC 911 - False personification - Citizen of the US 4.7% 2.0% 0.3% 18 USC 2252 - Material involving sexual exploitation of minors 4.7% 5.0% 2.4% 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A 2.3% 1.0% 13.1%
Table 3: Composition of Cases for the Past Five Years (Top 10)
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 8.00 07/06/12 Immigration Details 2 1 123.00 05/11/12 Drugs-Drug Trafficking Details 3 1 15.00 05/08/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details 4 1 18.00 05/07/12 Immigration Details 5 1 0.01 04/26/12 Immigration Details 6 1 27.00 04/11/12 Immigration Details 7 1 46.00 03/23/12 Immigration Details 8 1 48.00 01/12/12 Immigration Details 9 1 6.00 12/15/11 Immigration Details 10 1 7.00 12/09/11 Immigration Details 11 1 0.01 12/09/11 Immigration Details 12 1 0.01 12/02/11 Immigration Details 13 1 8.00 12/02/11 Immigration Details
Table 4: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year