Law Forum : Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

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    Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

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    "...The answers became a bit clearer on Thursday as the judge, Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., and a colleague, Michael T. Conahan, appeared in federal court in Scranton, Pa., to plead guilty to wire fraud and income tax fraud for taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centres run by PA Child Care and a sister company, Western PA Child Care..."



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    Prosecutors say Judges Michael T. Conahan, and Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., above, took kickbacks to send teenagers to detention centres. Credit David Kidwell/Associated Press

    Ok it's an old news story but this is what I believe goes on in the US judicial system.

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    Judges Plead Guilty in Scheme to Jail Youths for Profit

    Two Pennsylvania judges were accused of taking bribes to send teenagers to private detention centers.
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    These Five Corporations Are Making Millions From Mass Incarceration.
    January 21, 2015



    "...Likely the most well-known prison profiteers in the United States are the Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group. Between them, these two firms pulled in about $3.3 billion last year running scores of private prisons and immigration detention centres..."

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    These Five Corporations Are Making Millions From Mass Incarceration | BillMoyers.com

    From prison construction to striped "convict classics" jumpsuits, these five off-the-radar corporations are earning millions off mass incarceration.
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