Well, as someone who spent 30 days in jail for dept…it sucks. Child support, Company I worked for went under…but child support cannot be changed in the first three years in my state…doesnt matter if you were in an accident and in a coma. Anyway, ran behind and in jail. Wonderful. Ex wife tried to get me out, but the state makes money for me being in…so…no dice.
In a 60 man cell, 51 of them in for dept, mainly child support and debt. Mostly black guys, some of us white. I managed to raise the money to get out…most of those guys had been in and out for years. Lock you up, lose your job,lose your drivers license, let you out every few months…then double payments for what you owe…cant make it, back to jail, drive to your job and get caught back to jail, meter running whether you are in jail or not. Jail, out a little while, back to jail.
Cop that drove me to jail was bragging about arresting a University Professor that day in the middle of her class…for a 30 dollar traffic offense. In jail, Most were talking about fleeing the country. Yeah, debtors prison. Been there, done that.