Kids for Cash (2014), IMDB. Kids for cash scandal, wikipedia. Luzerne County Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania The "kids for cash" scandal unfolded in 2008 over judicial kickbacks at the Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Two judges, President Judge Mark Ciavarella and Senior Judge Michael Conahan, were accused of accepting money from Robert Mericle, builder of two private, for-profit juvenile facilities, in return for contracting with the facilities and imposing harsh sentences on juveniles brought before their courts to increase the number of inmates in the detention centers. Investigation An investigation into improper sentencing in Luzerne County began early in 2007 as a result of requests for assistance from several youths received by the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center. Lawyers from the law center determined that several hundred cases were tried without the defendants receiving proper counsel. DN! Kids For Cash: Inside One of the Nation’s Most Shocking Juvenile Justice Scandals.
AMY GOODMAN: We turn to the latest news that three environmentalists have just been convicted for their role in nonviolently protesting the construction of tar sands pipelines in Michigan.
Last summer, they tied themselves to excavators at an Enbridge construction site to stall work on a pipeline that had ruptured in 2010 and dumped about 800,000 gallons of crude oil into a tributary of the Kalamazoo River. On Friday, the protesters—Barbara Carter, Vicci Hamlin and Lisa Leggio—were found guilty of misdemeanor trespassing, as well as resisting and obstructing police, which carries a maximum two-year felony.
The three were denied bond, remanded to the Ingham County Jail pending a March sentencing hearing. Shortly before the verdict was announced, Lisa Leggio and Barbara Carter spoke to the press. LISA LEGGIO: Long as tar sands and extraction and pipelines and refinement, MI CATS aren’t going anywhere. BARBARA CARTER: And even if we’re not on the front lines, we’ll be behind the scenes. Adjudication, wikipedia. Disputes between private parties, such as individuals or corporations.Disputes between private parties and public officials.Disputes between public officials or public bodies.
Other meanings Adjudication can also be the process (at dance competitions, in television game shows and at other competitive forums) by which competitors are evaluated and ranked and a winner is found. In court Nolo's Free Dictionary of Law Terms and Legal Definitions. ORC - 2152.11 Dispositions for child adjudicated delinquent. (A) A child who is adjudicated a delinquent child for committing an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult is eligible for a particular type of disposition under this section if the child was not transferred under section 2152.12 of the Revised Code.
If the complaint, indictment, or information charging the act includes one or more of the following factors, the act is considered to be enhanced, and the child is eligible for a more restrictive disposition under this section; (1) The act charged against the child would be an offense of violence if committed by an adult. What-are-the-definitions. Del_glossary. Checklist. Think Before You Plead: Delinquency Court Proceedings in Pennsylvania. How is my juvenile case started?
To start the process, a delinquency petition must be filed with the court by a probation officer or the attorney for the county. The petition must clearly say what charges are being filed against you and information about the act or incident that is the basis of the charges and when it occurred. The petition must also say that you need treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation. Can the court process be avoided? Yes. After the delinquency petition is filed with the court, is there any way to have the court process suspended? Yes. What is an adjudicatory hearing? An adjudicatory hearing is like a trial to determine whether the evidence shows that you committed the offense you were charged with.
237 Pa. Code Rule 409. Adjudication of Delinquency. A.
Adjudicating the juvenile delinquent. Once the court has ruled on the offenses as provided in Rule 408, the court shall conduct a hearing to determine if the juvenile is in need of treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation. 1) Not in need. If the court determines that the juvenile is not in need of treatment, supervision, or rehabilitation, the court shall enter an order providing that: a) jurisdiction shall be terminated and the juvenile shall be released, if detained, unless there are other reasons for the juvenile’s detention; and b) any fingerprints and photographs taken shall be destroyed. 2) In need. Juvenilejustice. Chapter 63 - Title 42 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE. Subchapter A.
General Provisions B. Jurisdiction and Custody C. D.