Kids-for-cash judge loses bid for lighter prison sentence

A federal judge upheld the 28-year prison sentence of a disgraced Pennsylvania judge who locked up thousands of juvenile offenders while he was taking kickbacks from the owner and builder of for-profit detention centers, prosecutors announced Wednesday. Mark Ciavarella, a former Luzerne County juvenile court judge, had been seeking a lighter sentence after three of … Continue reading Kids-for-cash judge loses bid for lighter prison sentence