Friday, February 13, 2009

Stunning case of judicial corruption

Two judges pleaded guilty to a kickback scheme that sent hundreds, maybe thousands of kids to privately run juvenile lockups for minor offenses.

Details here:

I'm very wary of "privatizing" core governmental functions, including incarceration. I don't think the state should delegate police, fire, prison or military functions to private entities. No one should be in a position to profit from exercising power over other people.

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