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Our Future In Chains: The For-Profit Debtors' Prison System

 
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Our Future In Chains: The For-Profit Debtors' Prison System
Michael Edwards
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Debtors' prisons have a sordid history that was thought to be best left behind in Medieval Europe and in Charles Dickens' fictionalized accounts of the 19th-century hellholes of Victorian England. America was not to be outdone, debtors’ prisons were widespread in the United States as well, and stories of the conditions in New York's debtors’ prisons could make one question if repayment of debts was really the purpose; violent criminals were much better clothed and fed. In fact, history shows that terror and slavery have always had a close relationship with debt, and it follows a path from the Romans right through to 17th century England, and into America from English common law. However, America chose to abolish her debtors’ prisons a full 36 years before England; first in New York in 1831, and by 1833 the rest of the America had followed.(1)

Now, debtors' prisons seem to be making a comeback in America. A recent article in the Star Tribune in Minnesota titled, "In jail for being in debt," exposes the growing number of citizens going to jail at the behest of banks and a welcoming judicial system. They write:

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Re: Our Future In Chains: The For-Profit Debtors' Prison System
yes, costa rica - the us has sadly been brainwashed by 10 years of a bush doctrine of wealth is right.......

here is another great article.....exactly making your point, sadly
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yes, costa rica - the us has sadly been brainwashed by 10 years of a bush doctrine of wealth is right.......

here is another great article.....exactly making your point, sadly
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oops, forgot the link hehehehe

ttp://www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights-racial-justice/aclu-and-b​rennan-center-reports-expose-resurgence-debtors-prisons
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one more try

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Re: Our Future In Chains: The For-Profit Debtors' Prison System
yes, costa rica - the us has sadly been brainwashed by 10 years of a bush doctrine of wealth is right.......

here is another great article.....exactly making your point, sadly
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Thanks for the link. Spend a bit of time in CR. Travel back and forth. CR offers many of the basic freedoms which have been denied in the U.S. -- namely rural, local communities, land ownership, and grassroots cooperation.
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Re: Our Future In Chains: The For-Profit Debtors' Prison System
yes, costa rica - the us has sadly been brainwashed by 10 years of a bush doctrine of wealth is right.......

here is another great article.....exactly making your point, sadly


Thanks for the link. Spend a bit of time in CR. Travel back and forth. CR offers many of the basic freedoms which have been denied in the U.S. -- namely rural, local communities, land ownership, and grassroots cooperation.
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