A tiny little bit of justice was handed down today in the cash for kids scheme. The judge was sentenced to 28 years.
It's impossible to know how many kids had chunks of their life stolen by this creep. The PA supreme court has recommended that every case that the judged handled between 2003 and 2008 be vacated and the children involved have their records expunged. That involves 4,000 children.
This situation is the poster child for why we should never ever privatize prisons... not running them, not building them, not administering them, nothing. The profit motive in the prison industry has a voracious appetite for human liberty and tax revenue. Prisons are a necessary evil that a sane society would do its best to minimize. Any company which makes profit on prisons has an incentive to maximize the number of people in prison. Therefore, there is no way for such a company to exist in harmony with the goals of a reasonable society.