They aren’t going to jail for not paying debt.
They are going to jail for not showing up to court.
It particularly help when the judges salaries (as in some parts of Indiana) are paid out of the fees received from debt collectors' filings.
You are really naive about how corrupt every level of govt in the US has become.
We have the best government money can buy.
Thanks for posting.
Pretty soon, I'm just going to ignore such salcious stories and posts because all too often; these details are left out of the headline.
More likely they are going go jail for not paying the legal fees that were court ordered after they failed to pay the debt in the first place. Or they are going to jail for failing to pay court ordered child support. Both are debts, but once it becomes ordered by the court and you still can't pay it you go to jail for contempt of court.
Personally, it matters not to me whether the incarceration is for not paying or ignoring the court BS. I simply don’t have time or energy to spend my remaining days on the planet dealing with courts and such, when the complaint is bogus to begin with.
At my age, every minute is dear to me and I refuse to waste any of them on this kind of crap. So maybe they’ll jail me, hmmm..... 3 hots and a cot, better medical and dental than I now have; all I would really be missing is my little doggie. I could even go for another Master’s Degree, on THEIR nickle this time.