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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

U.S. Judges Admit to Jailing Children for Money

You gotta wonder? How many more judges are paid to put kids privatized jails?  The Prison Industrial Complex has gone kiddie.
Philadelphia, Pa. – Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, plead guilty in open court that they sentenced children to juvenile detention because they were paid off to do it by the PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare corporation that ran the private facilities.... The companies in question paid the two judges more than $2.6 million dollars to send children to detention. The companies receive a stipend from the government for each inmate they house. So as more children were sentenced to the detention center, PA Childcare and Western PA Childcare received more money from the government, prosecutors said. According to the Juvenile Law Center, a Philadelphia nonprofit group, teenagers were sentenced to detention for simple misdemeanors.
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The Inquisitr

For more on the horrors of America's privatized juvenile facilities, go here.

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