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.
this guy fucked with the lives of too many of my friends in high school, he deserves to spend the rest of his life in a prison cell.
holy fucking hell
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big run of tiny christmas cards. made some star of david cards just in time for hanukkah too…upload later!
printing some more cards and hopefully some drawings. JUST SOME DRAWINGS! SO PUMPED. it’s hard to find the balance between printing projects (for other people, for selling, for practice, whatever) and MAKING things, working over ideas that are important to me, figuring out why. at least printing this much is keeping me motivated. if I can work out the kinks in my process with things that I can (a)get some $ for and (b)circulate my name with then that will hopefully help my personal work go more smoothly.
these are things I didn’t think to ask for help processing while in school because my head was going in so many directions.
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