by Harper Jean Tobin, staff attorney for the Federal Rights Project of the National Senior Citizens Law Center
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by Elizabeth Wydra, Chief Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center
The NY Times this morning features the horrific page-one story of two Pennsylvania judges who have pled guilty to accepting money from the operators of private juvenile detention facilities, in exchange for sentencing more teenagers to detention. To be clear, these judges were locking up juveniles for minor offenses because the more kids they locked up, the more money they made:
Today , as Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) joins America in celebrating the 200th anniversary of Abe Lincoln’s birth, we offer a snapshot of our work to fulfill the promise of Lincoln’s “New Birth of Freedom” under the new Obama Administration.
by Elizabeth Wydra