Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Lead Charge: 08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien
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 15.3 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a lead charge of "08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien". This number is 38.6% lower than the average prison sentence for all the Northern District of Oklahoma matters disposed in the same period. At the same time, the judge's average prison sentence was 14.4% lower than the typical 2012 sentence for the nation as a whole. During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 11 defendants compared with 14 defendants during the twelve months of the previous fiscal year.
Focusing on a five-year period, the average prison sentence imposed on defendants that were credited to Judge Eagan was 17.8 months. This was 24.3% lower than the 23.6 months typical in Oklahoma North and 12.8% lower than the 20.5 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 33 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. Average prison sentence numbers passed down for those judges ranged from 24.8 months to 42.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 17.8 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 23.6 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 100.0% of cases.
Program Area Judge District US Immigration 100.0% 100.0% 99.2% 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 8.00 07/06/12 Immigration Details 2 1 18.00 05/07/12 Immigration Details 3 1 0.01 04/26/12 Immigration Details 4 1 27.00 04/11/12 Immigration Details 5 1 46.00 03/23/12 Immigration Details 6 1 48.00 01/12/12 Immigration Details 7 1 6.00 12/15/11 Immigration Details 8 1 7.00 12/09/11 Immigration Details 9 1 0.01 12/09/11 Immigration Details 10 1 0.01 12/02/11 Immigration Details 11 1 8.00 12/02/11 Immigration Details
Table 3: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year