Debtor's prisons in the 21st century

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Debtor's prisons in the 21st century

Post by Pyrrho » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:42 am

Apparently has become a "thing" again. ... lu-report/
Federal law outlawed debt prisons in 1833, but lenders, landlords and even gyms and other businesses have found a way to resurrect the Dickensian practice. With the aid of private collection agencies, they file millions of lawsuits in state and local courts each year, winning 95 percent of the time. If a defendant fails to appear at post-judgement hearings known as “debtors’ examinations,” collectors can seek a warrant for contempt of court — even if the debtor didn’t realize they were being sued.
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Re: Debtor's prisons in the 21st century

Post by Skeeve » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:09 pm

Well there is also this.
Locking up parents for not paying child support can be a modern-day ‘debtor’s prison’

And of course you can go to jail if you don't pay taxes, but that doesn't really count.
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