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Kids for cash : two judges, thousands of children, and a $2.8 million kickback scheme

by Ecenbarger, William.

Format: Print Book 2012
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Summary
Kids for Cash reveals the twisted and haunting realities of juvenile justice in America today. This gripping investigation follows the Pennsylvania case in which judges took cash payments for sending children to a privatised juvenile detention facility. In a shocking case that made international news, two judges were convicted of accepting millions of dollars in bribes by the owners of juvenile detention centres. William Ecenbarger, a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist, now presents the first book-length account of the scandal.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pulitzer-winning journalist Ecenbarger spares no detail in recounting how two rural Pennsylvania judges' schemed to incarcerate thousands of kids in a privately owned juvenile detention center in exchange for millions in kickbacks. In famously corrupt Luzerne County, juvenile court judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan lobbied for the building of a new juvenile detention center. From 2003 to 2008, Ciavarella then funneled thousands of kids-including nonviolent and first-time offenders-into the new center. In return both he and Conahan were receiving millions of carefully laundered dollars. More troubling was the system's abuse of the children (some as young as 11). Local newspaper reports led to state and federal investigations, and the judges were convicted of racketeering. Ecenbarger lays out the details of the case, emphasizing the very human element of the children who were the victims. Agent: Anita Bartholomew. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Ciavarella, Mark.
Conahan, Michael.
PA Child Care.
Juvenile detention -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
Juvenile courts -- Corrupt practices -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
Juvenile justice, Administration of -- Corrupt practices -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
False imprisonment -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
Bribery -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
Corruption -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
Corrections -- Contracting out -- Pennsylvania -- Luzerne County -- Case studies.
Publisher New York :New Press,2012
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xiv, 272 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781595586841
1595586849
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