Thursday, 19 February 2009

Jailing Kids for Cash

Hillary Transue was sentenced to three months in juvenile detention. Transue made a web page mocking her assistant principal. (Photo: Niko J. Kallianiotis / The New York Times)
Corporate greed, deregulation, privatization and 'so-called' free trade, are destroying our economy, our communities, our environment, and our society. We need a new alternative vision, that puts citizens first.
As an illustration of who far off track the system has become read this artilce by Amy Goodman from "Democracy Now" it also appears on and
"As many as 5,000 children in Pennsylvania have been found guilty, and up to 2,000 of them jailed, by two corrupt judges who received kickbacks from the builders and owners of private prison facilities that benefited. The two judges pleaded guilty in a stunning case of greed and corruption that is still unfolding. Judges Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. and Michael T. Conahan received $2.6 million in kickbacks while imprisoning children who often had no access to a lawyer. The case offers an extraordinary glimpse into the shameful private prison industry that is flourishing in the United States." read more.....

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