From Gwinnett County Sheriff's website:
At the end of the 26 days, ICE had placed detainers on 914 foreign born inmates in order to begin deportation proceedings. These numbers revealed that 68 percent of our foreign born population at the jail is here illegally.
The following chart lists the charges on those inmates with detainers. Fifty-four percent of the 914 had a previous criminal history. The vast majority of those with prior criminal histories had previous criminal histories in Gwinnett.
LIST OF CRIMINAL CHARGES BY INDIVIDUAL
Battery (Family Violence)
Drug Offense (Felony)
Theft by Taking Motor Vehicle
Obstruction (Fel. or Mis.)
City / County Ord. Violation
Hit and Run
Homicide by Vehicle
No Driver’s License
Probation Violation (Misdemeanor)
Probation Violation (Felony)
*54% of the individuals charged have a prior criminal history
Note: On those with multiple charges, only the most serious offense is listed.
As many are already aware, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office applied for the 287(g) program in March of 2008 and received the unanimous support of the Gwinnett County Commission in funding 18 deputy positions in order to implement the program.
The 287(g) program would allow deputies, under the supervision of assigned ICE agents, to place detainers on those inmates who are in the U.S. illegally. Those illegal aliens would then be turned over to ICE for deportation proceedings. Currently, we are still waiting on approval for the 287(g) program from ICE.
Sheriff Conway again would like to thank the citizens of Gwinnett for their continued interest in this program. We will keep everyone updated on the status of 287(g) as that information becomes available.