Debtor's prisons in the 21st century

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.
User avatar
Pyrrho
Posts: 25038
Joined: Sat Jun 05, 2004 2:17 am
Title: Man in Black
Location: Division 6
Has thanked: 2589 times
Been thanked: 2567 times

Debtor's prisons in the 21st century

Postby Pyrrho » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:42 am

Apparently has become a "thing" again.

https://theintercept.com/2018/02/28/cri ... 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.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

User avatar
Skeeve
Posts: 9772
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2004 7:35 am
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 70 times

Re: Debtor's prisons in the 21st century

Postby 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.
Then Skank Of America could start in...


Return to “Politics & Social Issues”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CCBot [Bot], Google [Insatiable] and 0 guests