Debtor’s Prison in the 21st Century?

Posted by NCBRC - March 27, 2014

Prof. Vivian Berger, Nash Professor of Law Emerita at Columbia Law School, writes here about the misuse of civil contempt proceedings to obtain the repayment of debts.  She’s right that despite our common belief that debtors’ prisons have been eliminated in America, it just isn’t so.


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