Pa. Judge Sentenced To 28 Years For Selling Black Teens To Prison
Mark Ciavarella leaves the federal courthouse in Scranton, Pa., in February.
Pa. Judge Sentenced To 28 Years In Massive Juvenile Justice Bribery Scandal
A Pennsylvania judge was sentenced to 28 years in prison in connection to a bribery scandal that roiled the state’s juvenile justice system. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. was convicted of taking $1 million in bribes from developers of juvenile detention centers.
The judge then presided over cases that would send juveniles to those same centers. The case came to be known as “kids-for-cash.”
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