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Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
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.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

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.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

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Superman symbol through the years
my favorite 1978

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Superman symbol through the years

my favorite 1978

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"I just want somebody who will never stop choosing me."

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it sucks because sometimes i feel realllyyy ugly. Like those feelings from high school come back. Like I’m not good enough. And I’m too deep for people like nobody sees the world as deeply as i do. And so i feel disconnected to every person I meet. And it just sucks  
For once i want to be able to say how i feel and someone just being like yeah i totally get it. 

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blacklonerism:

it sucks because sometimes i feel realllyyy ugly. Like those feelings from high school come back. Like I’m not good enough. And I’m too deep for people like nobody sees the world as deeply as i do. And so i feel disconnected to every person I meet. And it just sucks  
For once i want to be able to say how i feel and someone just being like yeah i totally get it. 

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there was a time when Moroccans had lions as pets.Il fut un temps où les lions étaient des animaux domestiques pour les Marocains.

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there was a time when Moroccans had lions as pets.
Il fut un temps où les lions étaient des animaux domestiques pour les Marocains.

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So, whoever made this has taught me more in this one pic set than 12 years of grade school, 4 years of college and my ongoing years in law school. 

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I might be super late to this discovery, but I wanted to give everyone else a heads up just in case you haven’t heard

Whole Foods has a program called ‘try is before you buy it’. They do not advertise this program whatsoever. But all you do is pick up an item you want, and ask an employee if you can ‘try it before you buy it’. The idea is to get people trying new food, but you can ask for food you already know/eat as long as you mention the program/that phrase. They will pull out a green sticker, put it on the item, and give you that item for free. You take it to checkout, the cashier types in a special code, and it will come out as $0.00 on your receipt. 

I know Whole Foods is shitty and inaccessible to a lot of people, and even if you have physical access to a store, you might have trouble getting service (as it is, I had to ask my dad to get these for me while my mom and I went to another aisle). But if you can in any way manage to get there safely, consider this an option for times when you need food.

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girlwhowasonfire:

Found a better use for the wine glasses

That’s a martini glass

I’m literally using it for milk and cookies does it look like I care about the finer points of debauchery

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deans-avenging-angel:

girlwhowasonfire:

Found a better use for the wine glasses

That’s a martini glass

I’m literally using it for milk and cookies does it look like I care about the finer points of debauchery

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