Judge Claire V. Eagan
September 2012: Average Prison Sentence
District Court - Oklahoma North
Referring Agency: Drug Enforcement Administration
Lead Charge: Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)
Program Area: Withheld by Govt from TRAC
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 70.3 months, when looking only at cases referred by the Drug Enforcement Administration with a lead charge of "Withheld by govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending)" falling under the broad category of "Withheld by Govt from TRAC". During the current fiscal year, Judge Claire V. Eagan has sentenced 3 defendants compared with 10 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 51.8 months. This was 14.8% lower than the 60.9 months typical in Oklahoma North and 41.6% lower than the 88.7 months average prison sentence for the nation. Judge Claire V. Eagan sentenced 17 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 56.5 months to 78.6 months, putting Judge Eagan's average prison sentence of 51.8 months at the lower end of the range. The average prison sentence for the whole Northern District of Oklahoma during that time was 60.9 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
Number of Defendants in Judge Claire V. Eagan's Cases
Case Def. Sentence (Months) Sentencing Date Program Category 1 1 87.00 07/24/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 2 1 37.00 07/05/12 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details 3 1 87.00 10/06/11 Withheld by Govt from TRAC (FOIA challenge pending) Details
Table 2: Individual Cases and Defendants Disposed of in Current Fiscal Year