• sac916sac916 August 2009

    Didn't see this in the first couple pages. Basically, two judges in PA helped get some juvenile detention facilities built to house more inmates. They were paid for this. They then created enough court cases to fill these detention centers. Gotta love the system.
  • NunesNunes August 2009
    Surprise! The prison system is a business!

    My favorite part of this set of stories:
    “The judge’s whim is all that mattered in that courtroom,” said Marsha Levick, the legal director of the Juvenile Law Center, a child advocacy organization in Philadelphia, which began raising concerns about the court to state authorities in 1999. “The law was basically irrelevant.”

    and then

    The potential loss stems from a decision by the State Supreme Court in May that it would help the youths move on with their lives by destroying all documents related to their convictions that it deemed faulty.

    The 2 judges face 7 years in prison each (for how many years of juvenile detention doled out over the last five?). How many do you think they'll serve with all the evidence against them destroyed?

    The percentage of Americans in the prison system, prison system
    Prison system, has doubled since 1985
    They're trying to build a prison
    They're trying to build a prison,
    They're trying to build a prison,
    They're trying to build a prison, for you and me to live in.
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