Two Pennsylvania judges created an excruciating monument to the privatization of the judicial system on Feb. 12, pleading guilty in federal court in Scranton to taking more than $2.6 million in kickbacks from private prison contractors. In return, the judges secretly agreed to pad the sentences of teenage offenders. Kids with no priors, busted for minor offenses, were carted off to juvenile detention centers. Which meant more profit for the corrections contractors.
How The Prison Industry Copes With Recession
Florida's prison contractors have been known to cut corners to squeeze a few extra dollars out of their . . . well . . . captive clientele. But this was a brutal lesson in how wrong far the prison industry can veer off course. Read the New York Times version:
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