May I Have Some More Gruel, Please.

Federal imprisonment for unpaid debt has been illegal in the U.S. since 1833. It’s a practice people associate more with the age of Dickens than modern-day America. But as more Americans struggle to pay their bills in the wake of the recession, collection agencies are using harsher methods to get their money, ushering in the return of debtor’s prisons.

http://weeklyintercept.blogspot.com/2011/12/return-of-debtors-prisons-thousands-of.html

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