Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence

District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Program Area: Immigration

Show Details   Judge Compared
To District
To U.S.
Latest Fiscal Year 15.3 -36.6% -11.2%
Previous Fiscal Year 19.4 -2.2% 5.9%
Past 5 Years 16.8 -24.6% -13.0%

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 15.3 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement falling under the broad category of "Immigration". This number is 36.6% 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 11.2% 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 16.8 months. This was 24.6% lower than the 22.3 months typical in Oklahoma North and 13.0% lower than the 19.3 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 35 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 23.9 months to 42.0 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 16.8 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 22.3 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

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 94.3% 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 911 - False personification - Citizen of the US" (5.7%).

Lead Charge Judge District US  
08 USC 1326 - Reentry of deported alien 94.3% 91.8% 79.8% More
18 USC 911 - False personification - Citizen of the US 5.7% 2.4% 0.4%  

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