Pennsylania former judge, Mark Ciavarella Jr, was sentenced to 28 years in prison!
Ciavarella Jr was convicted of literally SELLING adults and kids for CASH to a prison developer who paid him under the table (which amouted to well over $1 million). Between the years of 2003 – 2008 he wrongly issued more than 4,000 convictions, which were overturned by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. They claim that Ciavarella Jr. violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles (the right to legal cousel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the kids that were wrongfully imprisoned were as young as 10 years old.
Ciavarella Jr.’s conviction shed light on the coruption within the prison system. This is due to the rise of privately owned prisons who are wiling to do whatever they need to do to maximize their profits.
So my question to you is… Do you guys think his punishment was enough??? 28 years for ruining so many young people’s lives??? Abusing his power like that… Please comment below & let’s blog about this.