Judge Who Accepted Private-Prison Bribes To Send Black Kids Sentenced To 28 YearsSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 14:58
Judge Who Accepted Private-Prison Bribes To Send Black Kids Sentenced To 28 Years
Cory Doctorow at 10:00 am Tue, Aug 6, 2013
In 2009, I wrote about Judge Mark A. Ciavarella, one of two Pennsylvania judges who was paid bribes by a private prison contractor to send black children to prison and keep the for-profit prisons full. Ciavarella, who once sent an African-American child to jail for three months for posting negative comments about her assistant principal on MySpace, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. He was convicted of racketeering, and has been stripped of his state pension.