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Scumbag Judge Gets 28 Years for Role in Scheme to Incarcerate Children for Profit

mark-ciavarella-mugshot.400x800For-profit correction facilities? What could possibly go wrong?

Via Rolling Out:

Judge Mark A. Ciavarella, 63, serves as an example of why the private prison industry can do more harm than good. Ciavarella worked alongside owners of private juvenile facilities to ensure that the prison remained occupied. The more prisoners equated to more profits for the owners of the prison.

As a result, Ciavarella would sentence offenders with small offenses to months and, at times, years behind bars. He once sentenced a teen to three months in jail for creating a MySpace page that mocked her school’s assistant principal. Ciavarella also sentenced another teen to 90 days in jail after a simple schoolyard fight.

But after a federal investigation, it was discovered that Ciavarella and his colleague, Judge Michael Conahan, received more than $2.6 million from privately run youth centers owned by PA Child Care. In 2011, Ciavarella was convicted of racketeering and sentenced to 28 years in prison.

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David Icke Books Are Illegal Contraband In U.S Jails

WeAreChange caught up with Keith Pantaleon, who was recently spent 35 days at the Hudson Country Correctional facility for gun possession. Watch the first video about Keith to learn more about his story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oJfsCMpecU&list=UUhwwoeOZ3EJPobW83dgQfAg In this interview Keith gives us a look into spending time in jail, where he found out that David Icke books are considered illegal contraband. Via WeAreChange
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