Kids for Cash

By SAMUEL MARTINEZ, age 12 One student was jailed for creating a fake myspace page about her vice principal. Judge Ciavarella sentenced her to four years in a private juvenile detention facility. IMAGE: Wikimedia Commons The documentary film Kids for Cash, directed by...

Judges Caught Taking Money for Sending Kids to Jail

By ERIN THOMPSON For most kids, putting up a spoof MySpace page of a school official, throwing a pillow at someone, or getting in a fight might end in getting grounded by parents, or even suspended from school. But, for some kids in Pennsylvania, these and many other...