Increasingly, private debt collection has come to put pressure on law enforcement to aggressively pursue available legal opportunities to arrest those who don’t pay their bills — such as when a civil judgment has been issued against an already-delinquent borrower and that person subsequently is found to be in contempt of the judgment because he still can’t pay.

http://personalliberty.com/2013/04/08/de-facto-debtors-prison-freezes-economic-mobility-favors-plutocrats-in-eroding-u-s-legal-system/

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