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The Return of Debtors' Prison?

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 about the return of debtors' prison in Minnesota and other states, well not actually debtor's prison but certainly incarceration for owing money and not making, in some cases court-ordered payments. The following lengthy excerpt is from Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt's terrific article: "It's not a crime to owe money, and debtors' prisons were abolished in the United States in the 19th century. But people are routinely being thrown in jail for failing to pay debts. In Minnesota, which has some of the most creditor-friendly laws in the country, the use of arrest warrants against debtors has ...
Currently, the practice of giving prison sentences for unpaid debts has been mostly eliminated, with a few exceptions such as inability to pay child support and certain taxes, and some specific countries, such as the United Arab Emirates . Cite error: There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{Reflist}} template or a tag; see the .
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In Minnesota, which has some of the most creditor-friendly laws in the country, the use of arrest warrants against debtors has jumped 60 percent over the past four years, with 845 cases in 2009, a Star Tribune analysis of state court data has found. Not every warrant results in an arrest, but in Minnesota many debtors spend up to 48 hours in cells with criminals. Consumer attorneys say such arrests are increasing in many states, including Arkansas, Arizona and Washington, driven by a bad economy, high consumer debt and a growing industry that buys bad debts and employs every means available to collect. Whether a debtor is locked ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Jail for Unpaid Debt a Reality in Six States (Strategic Default Pushback Watch)
alerting readers to a PR campaign apparently just getting off the runway to impress the average American of his moral obligation to honor his debts. The rise of strategic defaults (and perhaps even more important, the increasingly positive coverage it is getting in the media and the blogosphere) is generating heartburn among the banking classes. One of the tidbits we pointed to was a YouTube snippet of Peterson Institute spokesman David Walker speaking fondly of debtors’ prison and the need to “hold people accountable when they do imprudent things.” A couple of readers complained that I was being unfair, while others said ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Nicholas Reinhart is charged with taking money for two top-end cars and not delivering. His $2.4 million house is foreclosed on, then burns down. A bank sues him for millions, and police say he faces more criminal charges. It was a business deal with a convicted sex predator that landed Nicholas Reinhart in deep trouble. Or, at least, in deeper trouble. It was 2009. The convict, a wealthy Philadelphia-area businessman named Andrew Mogilyansky, was facing prison on charges of sexually assaulting three teenage orphan girls in Russia. Reinhart, a 58-year-old luxury auto dealer from Ephrata, agreed to sell dozens of cars on ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Debtors' Prison—Prisoners' Accumulation of Debt as a Barrier to Reentry ...... streets or return to prison. The best in- terests of families, communities, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Putting Fear Back Into the Law and Debtors Back Into Prison ...
carceration does constitute the return of debtors' prisons. It is time to recognize that these statutes do create debtors' prisons and formalize ...
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Georgia was The one of the original 13 colonies to take part in the formation of our union. It became a state (achieved statehood) when it became the fourth state to approve (ratify) the United States Constitution on January 2, 1788. The colony of Georgia was truly the vision of James Edward Oglethorpe. His plan to use the new colony as a haven for people in debtors prison grew out of his committee work while a member of Parliament. Although Oglethorpe did not conceive the idea, he did seize it and attempted to act upon it. However, by the time he received the charter for Georgia (June 9, 1732) Oglethorpe had dropped his plan to ...