PA Judge Who Sold Juveniles to Jails Gets 28 Years in Prison

A judge in Pennsylvania judge was convicted of sending kids to juvenile detention in return for cash. His sentence was for 28 years after it was determined he took over 1 million dollars in bribes, reported by NPR. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania threw out over 4000 cases that took place between 2003 and 2008. It was also determined that he violated their constitutional rights including the right to intelligently enter a plea.

The court house was full for the ruling while more waited outside. There were many people who were affected by this misuse of power and wanted to see the ruling. One citizen was quoted saying that his stepson’s life was ruined and he wanted to see the same thing happen to the former judge.

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