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  • Yes, it should be illegal

    I can understand debtors prison, but if they are in prison, they can't get a job, therefore they cannot pay off their debt. They expect them to pay their debt without a job! Furthermore, they have to pay to BE in debtors prison. I think it is simply silly and unfair!

  • This just costs more money, Garnish their wages

    Garnish the person's wages. If they don't have a job the state should give them (and anyone else who can't get a job, and if we do this we can get rid of welfare) a job. If they are in prison they can't be productive, they can't pay off their debts and they will cost the taxpayers money.

  • Yes, it should.

    Being put in prison takes a body out of the working economy and prevents the ability to ever pay back debts. Further more, it creates new debts while bills and the like pile up on the 'outside' and causes the states to have to pay to house and feed and support them instead. Required community service (or job placement for moderate pay in the case of the already unemployed) would be a better option.

  • Yes, it should.

    Being put in prison takes a body out of the working economy and prevents the ability to ever pay back debts. Further more, it creates new debts while bills and the like pile up on the 'outside' and causes the states to have to pay to house and feed and support them instead. Required community service (or job placement for moderate pay in the case of the already unemployed) would be a better option.

  • Yes, debtors prisons should be illegal.

    Being put in prison for owing money is nearly useless. It does not allow the debtor to pay off his debt with any noticeable speed. These people in prison add to the burden of the state and simply do more harm in the long term. A person who owes a serious debt should instead be put to work at a regular job to pay off the debt quicker.

  • Yes, debtors prisons should be made illegal.

    Putting people in prison for owing money to others does not solve the issue. The victim is still owed money and in some cases will be awarded money from the state which just causes a burden on law abiding people who have nothing to do with the issue. The debtor should instead be more of an indentured servant until the money is paid off.

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