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Debtors Prisons: Are they coming back to the US?

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odbo
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Post by odbo » March 23rd, 2011, 2:01 am

haha, is this the excuse they'll use for fema camps?

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Post by adam917 » March 23rd, 2011, 5:25 am

I think they are already here in the form of not being able to do everything one wishes to do unless they had a good credit score. More and more things require good credit, including getting many jobs (employers often can check people's credit scores nowadays). So I think we already have a modern form of debtors' prison.

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Post by DaRick » March 23rd, 2011, 6:38 am

I thought that these were unconstitutional?

Then again, the American constitution is generally ignored nowadays.

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Post by adam917 » March 23rd, 2011, 8:53 am

DaRick wrote:I thought that these were unconstitutional?

Then again, the American constitution is generally ignored nowadays.


They get around it by saying they're tossing you in prison for not showing up/following the orders, as opposed to simply owing the money.

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