Tag: debtors’ prisons

Sadly, the prisoners today tend not to be Gentlemen like Mr. Pickwick

Slumlord Jared Kushner’s Company Making America Dickensian Again, Now With Debtors’ Prison!

Jared Kushner isn't the only scummy slumlord who uses this tactic. But he's the only one with a White House job.
Sadly, the prisoners today tend not to be Gentlemen like Mr. Pickwick

Arkansas Judge: There’s No ‘I Have Pancreatic Cancer’ In Debtors’ Prison

An Arkansas city is being sued for using its courts as a system for extracting revenue from poor people. But if it didn't, it might have to raise taxes, and how is that fair?
Check their wallets first

No-Fun Justice Department Won’t Let Courts Put Poor People In Debtors’ Prisons, Boooo!

The U.S. Justice Department seems intent on taking all the fun -- or at least the profit -- out of state and local courts treating poor people as a source of (mostly) uncomplaining revenue. The DOJ Monday told states'...

Michigan Using Debtor Prisons To Punish Poor Who Cannot Pay Fines

Debtor prisons can be added to the long list of anachronistic cruel punishments coming back into fashion as a tool to incessantly harass the nation's cash-strapped, because there is nothing more fun if you are a "downer nation" these...