Markets in Everything
By David Henderson
Two judges in Pennsylvania are alleged to have taken bribes in return for sentencing teenagers to jail. One case was that of Ms. Hillary Transue:
Hillary Transue did not have an attorney, nor was she told of her right to one, when she appeared in Ciavarella’s courtroom in 2007 for building a MySpace page that lampooned her assistant principal.
I’m curious what crime she was charged with. Lampooning someone is illegal?
As Anthony Gregory points out, this is a problem with prison “privatization” if the state controls the system.