Jails / Prisons : Judge Who Sold Kids to Prisons Sentenced

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  1. Kemetstry

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    Judge Sentenced to 28 Years in Prison for “Selling” Kids to Private Prisons
    www.allgov.com
    Accused of perpetrating a “profound evil,” former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced


    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 denied their constitutional rights, and therefore all of their convictions were dismissed and were summarily released.
    During his sentencing Ciavarella was defiant, claiming he had broken no laws and claimed the money he received was a legitimate 'finders fee.' Assistant U.S. Attorney Gordon Zubrod said comments such as these were typical of Ciavarella, according to the local reporting of citizensvoice.com. He said:

    I think that's his way of doing things. Never retreat. Always go on the attack. Always blame somebody else. Always get them to back off. He tried it with the judge. It didn't work.



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    What is this world coming to:eek::(
     
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    Its all about the money.





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    he held it off for quite a while.. had posted 1 million in bail money.. ironically.. that was about the amount he was charged in receiving. in a few years after folks have forgotten about it, he'll be released for good behavior.. #watch.
     
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    Selling teens to prison?!!!! This whole time I could have made some side money?
     
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    Don't you mean more like "Where we at?" The world's been on the BS stroll since like forever. It's sad to think about but I put nothing past anybody nowadays.
     
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    Being connected always meant something. Especially today. I wonder what the kids whose lives have been ruined will get?





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