Friday, February 15, 2013

Debtors' Prisons 2013: Late Renters

   We seem to forget that the forefathers left England in part to escape the spectre of Debtors' Prisons.  In the new Colonies, debtors perhaps went into the stocks but were released and ordered to work and pay up.  Today, Tough on Crime dictates the oddest punishment:  late on rent?  Go to jail.  Do not work.  Waste taxpayers' dollars.  How wasteful!                                                   


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