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Judge to serve 28 years after making $2 million for sending black children to jail
#11
Camper;114189 Wrote:28 years isn't punishment enough.

Due to the authority and respect of his position, and the importance of the oath he swore, he should be drawn and quartered, or hung as a traitor at best.

I think they should add up the sentences he imposed and make him pay them consecutively. 4000 cases dismissed at a minimum of 6 months each is around 2000 years. That ought to prevent others from trying the same thing.
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#12
Jon Doe;114091 Wrote:Old news, I know. However an appellate court in PA just denied his request to overturn his conviction.

http://rollingout.com/criminal-behavior/...n-to-jail/

2:15 PM EDT
7/30/2013 by Amir Shaw

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.

lol, I like how they turn it around on the private industry rather than the people who write the laws to put people in prison in the first place.

talk about passing the blame...
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andrewjs18;115135 Wrote:
Jon Doe;114091 Wrote:Old news, I know. However an appellate court in PA just denied his request to overturn his conviction.

http://rollingout.com/criminal-behavior/...n-to-jail/

2:15 PM EDT
7/30/2013 by Amir Shaw

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.

lol, I like how they turn it around on the private industry rather than the people who write the laws to put people in prison in the first place.

talk about passing the blame...


Boy, isn't that the truth. Can you imagine the hell we'd be living in if there
were corruption among our politicians, elected officials, and bureaucrats?

Oh, wait... Confused
.
“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

William Pitt
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andrewjs18;115135 Wrote:lol, I like how they turn it around on the private industry rather than the people who write the laws to put people in prison in the first place.

talk about passing the blame...

That's because private industry and for-profit anything has become the scapegoat for EVERY ill in society.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#15
Curmudgeon;115138 Wrote:
andrewjs18;115135 Wrote:lol, I like how they turn it around on the private industry rather than the people who write the laws to put people in prison in the first place.

talk about passing the blame...


Boy, isn't that the truth. Can you imagine the hell we'd be living in if there
were corruption among our politicians, elected officials, and bureaucrats?

Oh, wait... Confused
.

maybe I can get one of them to wash my car?! Tongue

Camper;115146 Wrote:
andrewjs18;115135 Wrote:lol, I like how they turn it around on the private industry rather than the people who write the laws to put people in prison in the first place.

talk about passing the blame...

That's because private industry and for-profit anything has become the scapegoat for EVERY ill in society.

the quickest way to convince people that the state is the answer is to misinform and then demonize the competition.
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#16
Meh, guys in prison who still have some cash in the bank throw requests for appeals and resentencings up whenever the opp. arises.

I'm more surprised that this case wasn't enough to get judicial reform in PA going *somewhere*. The public has mostly ignored this scandal and think that horrible judges not facing any checks and balances in the Commonwealth's system is not really a problem.

Wha... an entire court was abolished in Philly, a PA Supreme is sitting under house arrest right now, Kids for Cash, etc... nope our judiciary is fine.
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#17
People in your area may have ignored it, but this was on the news in NEPA nonstop since the story broke, and was the catalyst for a series of investigations throughout this area, which resulted in dozens of firings, arrests, and convictions.
Unbanned since September 2012.
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#18
I know I'm 2-3 weeks late on this, but when I was a criminal justice undergrad at Temple we watched a documentary about this and had to write a paper (or something similar) about it. It was a big deal at every colleges' criminal justice departments accross the country. I believe it is still brought up every semester in certain classes. In the documentary (which I haven't seen in many years), it was predominately white kids and hispanic kids who spoke about the minor crimes they did and the several months they had to serve in the private prison......not that their race matters anyways.
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