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THE RETURN OF DEBTORS PRISONS: Collection Agencies Now Want Deadbeats Arrested

 
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THE RETURN OF DEBTORS PRISONS: Collection Agencies Now Want Deadbeats Arrested
As if life wasn't already tense enough for Americans who can't pay their debts, collection agencies are now taking advantage of archaic state laws to have some debtors arrested and sent to jail.

More than one-third of US states allow debtors to be arrested and jailed, says Jessica Silver-Greenberg in the Wall Street Journal.

Judges typically grant arrest warrants when the debtors have failed to show up for court dates or failed to make court-ordered payments.

Of course, the reason debtors have failed to make court-ordered payments is often the same reason they didn't pay their debts in the first place: They don't have any money.

In September, a 53 year-old woman named Vivian Joy was stopped for a broken tail-light in Champaign, Illinois. And then, because the cops discovered that she still hadn't paid $2,200 to a collection agency, she was cuffed and carted off to jail.

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11/25/2011 07:11 PM
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I never understood the whole "debtor's prison" concept - how on earth do they expect to get their money back if the person is unemployed by being incarcerated???? Kick backs from the privatized prison system that uses inmates as slave labor???

Same thing goes for states that take away a parent's DL for back child support owed. How are they suppose to get to work to make the money?
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11/25/2011 07:19 PM
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Prisons are already overcrowded. Perhaps they've found a way to put the FeMa camps to good use until tshtf?
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11/25/2011 07:23 PM
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“If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace

"But ask the animals, and they will teach you,
or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,
or let the fish in the sea inform you." - Job 12:7,8

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - Hunter S. Thompson

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Prison–industrial complex

"Prison–industrial complex" (PIC) is a term used to attribute the rapid expansion of the US inmate population to the political influence of private prison companies and businesses that supply goods and services to government prison agencies. The term is analogous to the military–industrial complex that President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned of in his famous 1961 farewell address. Such groups include corporations that contract prison labor, construction companies, surveillance technology vendors, lawyers, and lobby groups that represent them. Activists have described the prison industrial complex as perpetuating a belief that imprisonment is a quick fix to underlying social problems such as homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy.
The promotion of prison building as a job creator and the use of inmate labor are also cited as elements of the prison industrial complex. The term often implies a network of actors who are motivated by making profit rather than solely by punishing or rehabilitating criminals or reducing crime rates. Proponents of this view believe that the desire for monetary gain has led to the growth of the prison industry and the number of incarcerated individuals. These views are often shared by people who fear or condemn excessive use of power by government, particularly when related to law enforcement and military affairs.
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I never understood the whole "debtor's prison" concept - how on earth do they expect to get their money back if the person is unemployed by being incarcerated???? Kick backs from the privatized prison system that uses inmates as slave labor???

Same thing goes for states that take away a parent's DL for back child support owed. How are they suppose to get to work to make the money?
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the game isnt to collect.

that ship has sailed.

the partys long over.

its now a matter of elimination.

agenda 21.

depop.
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11/25/2011 07:31 PM
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Well the useless eaters should be charged for their stay in the graybar motel too.
Me wonder's how far away from parting out debtor's we are . In debt up to your eyeballs ? Sell the rights to a kidney or other part and get out of jail. Why do we have a blood shortage ? Send them blood bank buyers into jails and rain the fuckers and send the money too the creditors ). Lol you ain't seen shit yet.

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