10 April 2012

The marvels of privatisation

The really good thing about privatisation is that it provides more opportunities for income-generation, as this example shows - U.S. judges admit to jailing children for money | Reuters: (Reuters) -
Two judges pleaded guilty on Thursday to accepting more than $2.6 million from a private youth detention center in Pennsylvania in return for giving hundreds of youths and teenagers long sentences.

Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan of the Court of Common Pleas in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, entered plea agreements in federal court in Scranton admitting that they took payoffs from PA Childcare and a sister company, Western PA Childcare, between 2003 and 2006.


jams o donnell said...

Others would cal them entrepreneurs! I hope they throw the book at the two scumbags

Chris Hall said...

In unrestrained capitalism everything comes down to 'assets', even uppity teenagers.

The judge himself now becomes an asset on a balance sheet providing income and dividends to a select group of shareholders who have invested in the prison system.


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