Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Lead Charge: 21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A

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To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 87.0 - -
Previous Fiscal Year 604.5 - -
Past 5 Years 171.0 44.9% 66.9%
Percent not reported where cases too few to provide
meaningful comparison.

Table 1: Current and 5 Year
Average Prison Sentence Comparison

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 average prison sentence was 87.0 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms with a lead charge of "21 USC 841 - Drug Abuse Prevention & Control-Prohibited acts A". During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced one defendant compared with 2 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.

Over the last five years, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 171.0 months. This was 44.9% higher than the 118.0 months typical in Oklahoma North and 66.9% higher than the 102.5 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 26 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.)

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Figure 1: Five Year Comparison of Average Prison Sentence
in Months

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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 44.0 months to 85.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 171.0 months at the higher end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 118.0 months.

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Figure 2: Detailed Comparison among Judges for the Northern District of Oklahoma

Professional Biography

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

Professional Career:
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 Narcotics/Drugs accounting for 57.7% 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 (42.3%).

Program Area Judge District US  
Narcotics/Drugs 57.7% 41.3% 82.4% More
Weapons 42.3% 57.1% 15.7% More

Table 2: 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 87.00 01/26/12 Weapons-Operation Triggerlock Major Details

Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year