Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press Writers Michael Rubinkam And Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press Writers – 47 mins ago AP – Kurt Kruger, who spent three days in juvenile detention and another four months at a youth wilderness … WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – For years, the juvenile court system in Wilkes-Barre operated like a conveyor belt: Youngsters were brought before judges without a lawyer, given hearings that lasted only a minute or two, and then sent off to juvenile prison for months for minor offenses.
The explanation, prosecutors say, was corruption on the bench.
In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:09 AM on Feb. 13, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs
Please tell me they are not going to let them remain judges. Not only should they have to pay monetary but they should have criminal charges filed against them as well. If anyone else had committed such atrocities they would be under the jail. Why not these judges?
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