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Pennsylvania judge Mark Ciavarella Jr. has been sentenced to almost three decades in jail after conspiring with private prisons to trade kids for cash.

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by Emily Smith

In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from the state.

Since 2003, Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum prison sentences. In one case, Ciavarella sentenced a 10-year-old to two years in a detention facility for accidentally bottoming out his mother’s car.

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Dr. Ron Daniels to Deliver Keynote at Power Network Conference June 27th

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Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, will deliver the opening keynote address at George Fraser’s annual Power Networking Conference to be held this year in Dallas, June 27-29. (http://powernetworkingconference.com/agenda/).

Dr. Daniels’s speech is entitled “Declaration of Intent to Heal Black Families and Communities.” At the closing ceremony of the conference, Dr. Daniels will be presented with the “Living Legend” award.

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National Coalition on Black Civic Participation President Calls Supreme Court Ruling in Shelby County v. Holder “Travesty to Justice”

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Washington, DC – In response to today’s Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder Melanie L. Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation  and convener of Black Women’s Roundtable said, “Today’s decision by the U. S. Supreme Court to invalidate Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is a travesty to justice for all Americans to have their voting rights protected.

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