Judge Mark Ciavarella and Judge Michael Conahan received over two
million dollars selling kids to private jail facilities. Judge Ciavarella
was found guilty.
Ciavarella ordered a 13-year-old boy to spend 48 terrifying days in a
private jail for throwing a piece of steak at his mother’s boyfriend
during an argument. An honor roll student who had never been in
trouble before was sent to the same jail, because she gave the middle
finger to a police officer. A girl who accidentally set her house ablaze
while playing with a lighter languished in custody for more than a month,
forced to shower naked in front of male guards. She was only 10 years old.