Former Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for what has been described as "literally selling juveniles for cash". He accepted money from the owner of a private prison in exchange for sending thousands of convicts to the prison, some as young as 10 years old, a program that became known as "kids for cash". Ciavarella has been convicted of 12 total counts, and also ordered to pay restitution. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned about 4,000 convictions issued by Ciavarella.
This story comes via American Vision News, who note that it was barely touched by the American media, and who instead found it in The Independent, which is British, and in a blog named BlackNews.