Meanwhile, in America….

Ibland tröttnar jag på att klaga om hur dåligt det är i Sverige. Då väljer jag att skratta åt andra olycka istället. Mina damer och herrar, jag ger er dagens exploitationfilm-utspelad-i-verkliga-livet…. Mark Ciavarella Jr, domaren som sålde barn till ett fängelse!

 

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr Sentenced

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.
Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.
His ”kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

 

Mmmm, visst blir man stolt över att vara människa? Glad helg i solskenet!

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