Mark Ciavarella, center, leaves the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa., in this Feb. 12, 2009 file photo. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned hundreds of juvenile convictions issued by Ciavarella.

Kids for Cash Scandal Exposes More Corruption in Private Prison System

(MintPress) – It has been dubbed the “Kids for Cash” scandal – two judges profiting upwards of $2.6 million for sentencing children to particular private juvenile detention centers. Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania pleaded guilty to a trade agreement of an estimated 6,000 children where between 1,000 and […]

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