US jail privatisation scandal

This video from the USA says about itself:

Victims of Judicial Corruption: Kids For Cash Prison Slavery Ring, Pennsylvania

The Victims’ Stories: PA Kids 4 Cash Judicial Corruption Slavery Racket. Personal Stories (2009) + Current Criminal Trial News (Feb 2011). Reload w updates. Judges got nearly $3Million in kickbacks in exchange for sending more kids to juvenile detention centers.

In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967) was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision which established that under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, juveniles accused of crimes in a delinquency proceeding must be afforded many of the same due process rights as adults such as the right to timely notification of charges, the right to confront witnesses, the right against self-incrimination, and the right to counsel.

A long-serving US judge has been ordered to spend nearly 30 years in prison for accepting bribes to send youngsters to a privately run jail in a scandal dubbed “kids for cash“: here.

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