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If you thought debtors prison was something straight out of Charles Dickens—and something long ago left behind us—think again. Debtors prison is becoming very much a part of the ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 240 comments on Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 09:33 AM PDT with 301 Recommends
Debtor' Prison are on the rise in America. Several states are actively outsourcing this new "growth industry." [LA, MI, OH, GA, WA, among others .] Can't pay your fines? No problem -- have they ...
by jamess
Comment Count 117 comments on Sat Jul 07, 2012 at 10:58 AM PDT with 255 Recommends
Many over the past few months have said more than once, "Next they'll be trying to bring back Debtor's Prisons." Well as I answered then, many states have done just that due to lobbying by financial,
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 221 comments on Sat Mar 19, 2011 at 07:18 AM PDT with 230 Recommends
Not content to already incarcerate a far higher percentage of their populations than anywhere else on the globe, many states of these United States are once again throwing people in jail for their ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 08:17 AM PDT with 73 Recommends
Now that the Department of Justice report on Ferguson has been released , the veil has been lifted on a corrupt system that ...
by Mark Fiore
Comment Count 24 comments on Fri Mar 13, 2015 at 06:50 AM PDT with 57 Recommends
http://www.startribune.com/video/94499314.html When, I was but a boy, I remember reading victorian literature like Dickens and the like. I was caught by how cruel society seemed back then. Public ...
by that other guy
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Jun 10, 2010 at 12:28 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
It turns out that in Ferguson, "court fees and fines are the second largest source of funds for the city; $2.6 million was collected in 2013 alone." The scenario often goes like this: a poor ...
by Cardinal Fang
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:47 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
While the founders of our great nation abhorred the notion of a debtors prison, special interests from several areas of society pushed legislators hard to draft laws that force you to pay up or go ...
by rfrank118
Comment Count 17 comments on Mon Dec 03, 2007 at 09:27 AM PST with 3 Recommends