Two Pennsylvania Judges have been accused of taking bribes from private prison operators to ensure a reliable stream of prisoners.
To quote Associated Press:
In one of the most shocking cases of courtroom graft on record, two Pennsylvania judges have been charged with taking millions of dollars in kickbacks to send teenagers to two privately run youth detention centers.
Children incarcerated included 15 year old Hillary Transue who received a three month sentence for setting up a myspace page lampooning her school principal.
This is just the latest in a series of horror stories from the American private prison system which have included use of slave labour, serial rape and abuse by staff and prison companies involved in running torture facilities in iraq.
And yet the government still wants to bring US prison companies into our country. WTF?