Door from demolished Debtor's Prison. This debtor's prison door stood in High Street, Birmingham. Note the bars through which charitable passers-by dropped coins to the inmates. Unlike the main prison, there was alot more sympathy towards the inmates in the debtor's prison, as many in business could be at risk of ending up there if their business dealings did not go well. The Debtor's Prison was tucked down an alley on Birmingham's High Street, inside the Court of Requests building.

Assemblage Inspiration : Door from demolished Debtor's Prison. This debtor's prison door stood in High Street, Birmingham. Note the bars through which charitable passers-by dropped coins to the inmates.

Debtors' prisons don't work -- how can a person pay a debt if they cannot earn money? An example given is a man sent to prison for 40 days because he couldn't bay $745 -- costing the state $4,000 to imprison him. How does this help state and county budgets?

Debtors' Prisons Make the Poor Poorer

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Irish Debtors Prisons in Dublin Ireland 1800's were men, women and children suffered

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Debtors Prisons In The US Are Rapidly Filling With People Who Can’t Pay Bills  I thought everyone just went bankrupt; did not know we had a debtor's prison.  Why did we bail out big car companies and banks then?

Debtors Prisons In The US Are Rapidly Filling With People Who Can’t Pay Bills I thought everyone just went bankrupt; did not know we had a debtor's prison. Why did we bail out big car companies and banks then?

Debtors' prison - Wikipedia

Debtors' prison - Wikipedia

Return of the debtors’ prison? Many jailed for inability to pay fines     Special correspondent John Carlos Frey takes an in-depth look at what some are calling the return of the debtors' prison. Continue reading →

Return of the debtors' prison? Many jailed for inability to pay fines

Cities across the country are increasingly turning to what are known as private probation companies to collect unpaid fines. But are indigent people ending u.

The history & US return to prisoning the poor for inability or non-payment of back taxes, fines & confinement costs, child support, garnishments, confiscations, (& now the $3trillion US education loans?) - as well as fees tacked on by private collection agencies - w/ origins in Europe's austerity by the rich & debtor prisons for the poor. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debtors'_prison http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-history-of-americas-debtors-prisons-the-shackles-return/5411258

The U.S. Is Locking People Up For Being Poor

["ACLU Sues Benton County, Wash., For Operating 'Modern-Day Debtors Prison'"] ["The lawsuit would protect people like Jayne Fuentes — who can't afford to pay mounting court fines and fees — from being sent back to jail if they are homeless, unemployed or just out of prison."]

ACLU Sues Benton County, Wash., For Operating 'Modern-Day Debtors Prison'

Jayne Fuentes is one of three plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Benton County of having "modern-day debtors' prisons.

Debtors' Prison Is Back -- and Just as Cruel as Ever - DailyFinance  To most of us, "debtors' prison" may sound like something straight out of a Dickens novel. But across the country today, predatory lenders are using a legal loophole to manipulate courts into jailing poor citizens who legitimately cannot pay what they owe.

A former Congressman has accused President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of a racial ulterior motive in a massive early prison release planned for up to drug dealers.

Debtor's Prison Definition and History

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Marshalsea Prison: The prison occupied two locations, the first c. and the second The image above is of the first Marshalsea in the century.

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Debtors prisons are illegal in America. Missouri locked me up in one anyway | Nicole Bolden | Opinion | The Guardian

One in 12 criminals reoffends just 18 days after being freed from prison

Handel's Messiah: Debtor's Prison

Handel's Messiah: Debtor's Prison

English Historical Fiction Authors: Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison

Marshalsea Debtors’ Prison: Captain Charles Clerke was put in this prison for debts incurred by his brother. He later rejoined Captain Cook for his third voyage to try and find the Northwest passage.

The Politics of Debt in America

Debtors prisons thrive: ‘People to serve jail time as a result of their debt’

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