Kids for cash : two judges, thousands of children, and a $2.8 million kickback scheme / William Ecenbarger
- Ecenbarger, William
- New York : New Press, 2012. and [New York] : Distributed by Perseus Distribution.
- Physical Description:
- xiv, 272 pages ; 22 cm
- Matthew, Angelia, Lisa, and Charlie -- Barons and godfathers -- Scooch and the Boss -- Minding their own business -- The elephant in the courtroom -- The cash flows -- Hillary and Jessica -- Disgrace and infamy -- The trial -- The hearings -- Our lock-'em-up society.
- Matthew, Angelia, and Charlie are just three children among the thousands who appeared in Judge Mark A. Ciavarella's courtroom between 2003 and 2008 and were sent away to a detention facility in which, it later came to light, Ciavarella had a personal financial stake. The author shows how this miscarriage of justice underscores a multitude of problems with our juvenile justice system, which too often criminalizes standard adolescent behavior, treats adolescents more harshly than if they were adults, and denies them their most fundamental constitutional rights.
- 9781595586841 and 1595586849
- Includes index.
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