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Pennsylvania judge sentenced to 28 years in prison for selling teens to prisons.

Disgraced Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for conspiring with private prisons to sentence juvenile offenders to maximum sentences for bribes and kickbacks which totaled millions of dollars. He was also ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution.

In the private prison industry the more time an inmate spends in a facility, the more of a profit is reaped from the state. Ciavearella was a figurehead in a conspiracy in the state of Pennsylvania which saw thousands of young men and women unjustly punished and penalized in the name of corporate profit.

According to allgov.com Ciavearella's cases from 2003 - 2008 were reviewed by a special investigative panel and later by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and it was found that upwards of 5,000 young men and women were...

More here: http://www.examiner.com/article/pennsylvania-judge-sentenced...




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Hopefully the people he conspired with get jail time too

Does bring up an interesting point about what can and cannot be privatized. For profit prisons don't seem like a very good idea to me (though I'm open to hearings other opinions about that)

Advice for Mark Ciavarella, Jr.

Don't drop the soap.

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

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Indeed. Wish him good luck.

Indeed.

Wish him good luck.

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