Growing National Trend: Jailed for Debt in the 21st Century

jailed for debt

Prison for debtors – a trend that is growing in the U.S.

More than a hundred and fifty years ago, Americans were thrown into jail for not paying their debts, until the country did away with so-called debtors’ prisons in 1833. Today, similar punishments have returned for those in over their heads in debts.

 

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