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Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!

 
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Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
How did breast cancer survivor Lisa Lindsay end up behind bars? She didn’t pay a medical bill — one the Herrin, Ill., teaching assistant was told she didn’t owe. “She got a $280 medical bill in error and was told she didn’t have to pay it,” The Associated Press reports. “But the bill was turned over to a collection agency, and eventually state troopers showed up at her home and took her to jail in handcuffs.”

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Saw this type of story a while back..... The Gulag is here and strong. Wonder how long they will jail them? Cant pay a bill while locked up. Maybe time for forced hard labor until paid in full?
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04/29/2012 04:19 AM
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
Ya, really sucks because I need to move to one of those states but I am a perfect candidate. Life is weird like that.
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^^ This
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04/29/2012 04:13 PM
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Illinois. thats were chicago is. whos that dickhead mayor again?
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04/29/2012 04:17 PM
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They just raped her of her ideals.

Simple.
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04/29/2012 09:30 PM
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
Is this REAL? Can that really happen? WTF is this world coming to?
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04/29/2012 09:34 PM
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What's the charge? How long can they hold her?
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04/29/2012 09:38 PM
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
I posted this days ago......

Thread: Debtors prisons still being used for unpaid bills?

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How long can they hold her?


The person can be held for an indefinite period, until they comply with the courts order. Depends on the Judge.
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12/24/2012 02:28 PM
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i didnt know it was against the law to owe money whatever
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12/24/2012 02:34 PM
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spread the love everywhere even in prison transform the fear

fuck maritime law

fuck debt

fuck money

the new currency is love
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
Did you guys know that if you owe a bill and you pay even 1% of the bill each month. JUST MAKE A PAYMENT you can stave off this sort of thing. A payment of some sort every month is an attempt to pay and will keep you out of trouble.

By law they cannot touch you if you are making some sort of payment period. Its when you pay nothing that you get into trouble.
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Free labor.

We'll see a lot more of this.
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12/24/2012 03:22 PM
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Awesome I just found my retirement home.
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12/24/2012 03:26 PM
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
Did you guys know that if you owe a bill and you pay even 1% of the bill each month. JUST MAKE A PAYMENT you can stave off this sort of thing. A payment of some sort every month is an attempt to pay and will keep you out of trouble.

By law they cannot touch you if you are making some sort of payment period. Its when you pay nothing that you get into trouble.
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Just issue them a promissory note, it is legal tender, same as Federal Reserve Notes.

If they refuse to accept it as payment, the debt is discharged.
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12/24/2012 03:28 PM
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so.. money based on slavery and torture.... the american way!
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That is kind of interesting. I read several articles recently about debtor's prison.

You think they are bringing it back?
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
All it takes is for a process server to say you were served, if you don't show up in court the judge will find for the plaintiff even if you did not owe them anything,and on top of that you will be found in contempt and will face jail time.

Wasn't it Pennsylvania or New Jersey where the judges were sent to prison for taking more than a million dollars in kickbacks from the private prisons where they were sending the juveniles.

In the eighty's airlines were paying convicts 15 cents an hour to make passenger reservations. That stopped when people kept coming home to burgled houses.

Today a lot of manufacturing is carried on in the U.S. using 23 cent an hour slave labor in prisons.
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
Did you guys know that if you owe a bill and you pay even 1% of the bill each month. JUST MAKE A PAYMENT you can stave off this sort of thing. A payment of some sort every month is an attempt to pay and will keep you out of trouble.

By law they cannot touch you if you are making some sort of payment period. Its when you pay nothing that you get into trouble.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20554623


Just issue them a promissory note, it is legal tender, same as Federal Reserve Notes.

If they refuse to accept it as payment, the debt is discharged.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20901334



this ^_^

That's what the banks do when they loan money. The promise to pay is what funds the loan.

Last Edited by Instant Karma on 12/24/2012 06:40 PM
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Yes thank you Mr lincoln for freeing the slaves, they forgot to read the next amendment didnt they. simpletons.
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I guess its a matter of time until they come get me. I owe medical bills and I'm unemployed right now. I had insurance it was just the copays which I think are friggin stupid
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Calls for a bailout.
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Collection agencies buy the debt for pennies on the dollar. You do not have a contract with them,only the original company...ergo,they cannot force you to pay the debt.
Sneaky bastards,though.
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Yes thank you Mr lincoln for freeing the slaves, they forgot to read the next amendment didnt they. simpletons.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30718241

Compare that (illusion of) freedom to how company towns (coal mining for example) were run for others not officially known as slaves, there is no difference.
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In Texas, we have the Texas Commerce Code which supercedes the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. If any debt is 4 years beyond the last consumer-initiated activity, it is legally uncollectible, and anyone attempting to collect a debt outside the statute of limitations is subject to heavy fines. I love Texas.
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Re: Jailed for $280: The Return of Debtors’ Prisons - $280 medical bill leads to Arrest !!
All it takes is for a process server to say you were served, if you don't show up in court the judge will find for the plaintiff even if you did not owe them anything,and on top of that you will be found in contempt and will face jail time.

Wasn't it Pennsylvania or New Jersey where the judges were sent to prison for taking more than a million dollars in kickbacks from the private prisons where they were sending the juveniles.

In the eighty's airlines were paying convicts 15 cents an hour to make passenger reservations. That stopped when people kept coming home to burgled houses.

Today a lot of manufacturing is carried on in the U.S. using 23 cent an hour slave labor in prisons.
 Quoting: R&y




I was one of the juveniles who was railroaded and ended up in one of them. It was called cash for kids FUCK THIS FUCKING RIGGED AS SYSTEM
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Great now the state gets to pay a lot more then $280 for her stay in jail.

Bunch of idiots.

and people wonder why the national debt is so high.

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