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Kid Pro Quo: PA Juvenile "Justice" System Upended

Yes, I use the word "justice" loosely there for the fact that there was no real justice in Judge Mark Ciavarella's court room. If you were a kid you were just a commodity to be sold off and incarcerated for his own personal enrichement:

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled late Thursday that almost all juvenile delinquency cases heard by former Luzerne County Judge Mark Ciavarella from Jan. 1, 2003 to May 31, 2008 must be thrown out.

Ciavarella took millions in kickbacks to incarcerate juvenile offenders in private detention facilities.

The affect of this recent decision is that it could effect change in as many as 6500 kids' sentences. ABC has some video and a nice writeup updating this story: