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.
Yet there are those prepared to argue that there’s no such thing as the prison-industrial complex. They’re relying on our ignorance. Keep your eyes open, my friends. xo
God this is just sickening.
So @deathwishinc hooked me up for no reason at all. Thanks for the #COK gear, guys. One of the best labels around.
After literal months of trying to get this DJI Phantom to work, I finally did it. Stoked. Music by @rdgldgrn #phantom #dji #gopro
Here’s what I did with my day.
The new #ASSJAMZ promo video.
9/6/14 - The Granada Theater, Lawrence, KS - 9:00pm doors
eldridge hotel, lawrence, ks
Dorian Electra has a new music video that I did editing, liquid light projections, and production design for called ‘What Mary Didn’t Know’ based on a thought experiment by Frank Jackson. Oh, and I’m also in the video, see if you can spot me. Cool stuff. Check it out.
got to watch a best friend get married
at Skate and Surf ‘14
grabbin lunch in asbury park
surfing asbury park
asbury park, nj
a walk through campus
winter sunset in lawrence ks