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Ohio Courts (Unoffically) Moving to Reestablish Debtors' Prisons

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  1. KMRblue1027

    KMRblue1027 The Crown!

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    So apparently regression to old 19th century practices isn't limited to the South and Minnesota. How is a court unaware of an issue that it itself is causing? More importantly how to you stop something like this when the Judaical Branch isn't really regulated by any other part of the Government?
     
  2. Joecoolyo

    Joecoolyo 99% Lightspeed

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    What ever happened to debtor's prisons, by the way? Were they ever made illegal? Or did they just fall out of use?
     
  3. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    Conservatives eventually realized they rarely got paid back by those in prison.
     
  4. Murky

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    Then they realized they could get rich off of privatizing prisons.
     
  5. ace99

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    It was inevitable. I'm still waiting for Jim Crow, slavery and repealing women's suffrage to make a reappearance.
     
  6. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Women suffraging sounds horrible.
     
  7. Bamspeedy

    Bamspeedy We'll dig up the road!

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    Debtors prisons were for debts owed by individuals to other individuals (or am I wrong about this?). Today you won't go to jail because you owe money on your credit card.

    Jail time for unpaid fines (money owed to the state) is nothing new. What is wrong here is that they weren't given people a hearing to determine if they were financially able to pay those fines (which would allow some to make affordable payments, or lower payments, etc.).

    If someone can make the payments, but doesn't, what should be done with them?
    "Oh, a higher fine".
    "Ok, I still won't pay it".
    "Ok, you get an even higher fine"
    "Ok, I still won't pay..." etc. etc.
     
  8. GhostWriter16

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    If you can't go to jail for refusing to pay individuals you shouldn't go to jail for refusing to pay the state. Fines to the state also shouldn't exist, if a crime has a victim than that person should be paid.
     
  9. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    I agree if you refuse to pay your taxes, tax fines then the government has the right to jail you and/or seize your guns to pay off the taxes / fines.
     
  10. Berzerker

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    such practices become more popular when uncle sam or the state capitol is subsidizing the cost

    i suspect ;)
     
  11. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    There is still a valid path for a private creditor to have a private debtor imprisoned. It's called a contempt of court motion and its use has been on the uptick recently.
     
  12. Lord of Elves

    Lord of Elves Suede-Denim Secret Police

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    The victim's name is law and order. :rolleyes:
     
  13. GhostWriter16

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    How is the thief a victim?
     
  14. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Noah Webster is looking to collect.
     
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  16. Berzerker

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    how do speeders pay "us" for violating our rules of the road?
     
  17. GhostWriter16

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    Roads should be privatized;)
     
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    You realize that on private roads such as the Kansas Turnpike, State authorities still patrol it and if you get ticketed, you still pay your fine to the appropriate government entity.
     
  19. Owen Glyndwr

    Owen Glyndwr La Femme Moderne

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    It's not profitable to do so, particularly not at large scale.
     
  20. hobbsyoyo

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    Solution: Deregulate the cops, everyone wins.
     

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