EVIL BY ANOTHER NAME:Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced for 28 Years for Selling Kids to the Prison System
I do not use the word
lightly. There is no greater crime to objectify another human being—to quantify that person in dollars and sense is beyond crime. For any adult, much less a sworn Judge in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA to sell a child is pure EVIL.
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.