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.