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bobbolink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-18-10 01:06 PM
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12. We stood by whiile the prison system was privatized because we never thought it could be *US*
After all, we weren't those bad people who got arrested, so why should we care?

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  -Insidious new debt collection tactic: tossing people in jail Hugabear  Jul-18-10 12:28 PM   #0 
  - I guess some good advice to debtors is show up to your court dates. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 12:35 PM   #1 
  - Good advice, but they don't always know about them.  glitch   Jul-18-10 12:48 PM   #5 
  - The collection agency can file a lawsuit in another state  Hugabear   Jul-18-10 12:50 PM   #6 
  - That is pretty messed up. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 01:00 PM   #10 
  - Classic tactic is to send notifications and process service to the wrong location.  backscatter712   Jul-18-10 12:51 PM   #7 
     - Wow, that should be illegal. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 01:00 PM   #9 
        - So, maybe your knee-jerk "advice" was ill-conceived....?  bobbolink   Jul-18-10 01:05 PM   #11 
           - No, the advice is still good. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 01:07 PM   #13 
              - Assuming you know you're supposed to be in court... n/t  backscatter712   Jul-18-10 01:10 PM   #15 
              - Additional assumptions would be having a non-imaginary court date and being alive. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 01:13 PM   #17 
              - I see. So we should all be going to court, any court, because we can't know  bobbolink   Jul-18-10 01:14 PM   #18 
              - You should make up some stuff and then ask me about it. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 02:39 PM   #27 
                 - Fail.  bobbolink   Jul-18-10 06:19 PM   #32 
                    - You should get some ice cream and enjoy it for its own sake. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 08:10 PM   #33 
              - That was no advice, but a smart-assed dig on the poor.  U4ikLefty   Jul-18-10 02:19 PM   #23 
                 - You're probably right. nt  ZombieHorde   Jul-18-10 02:33 PM   #26 
  - 't'aint new  mikelgb   Jul-18-10 12:37 PM   #2 
  - One of the good reasons to live in TX  hobbit709   Jul-18-10 12:37 PM   #3 
  - Debtor's prison  Newest Reality   Jul-18-10 12:44 PM   #4 
  - We stood by whiile the prison system was privatized because we never thought it could be *US*  bobbolink   Jul-18-10 01:06 PM   #12 
  - Maybe try showing up to the court date? nt  Dreamer Tatum   Jul-18-10 12:57 PM   #8 
  - It would be nice if they informed you.  backscatter712   Jul-18-10 01:10 PM   #14 
     - Another smart-ass who likes to makes fun at the expense of the poor.  U4ikLefty   Jul-18-10 02:23 PM   #24 
        - Actually, in most states, the defendant can sue for dismissal if not properly informed  Dreamer Tatum   Jul-18-10 05:12 PM   #31 
  - There's one of those sleazy outfits trying to scam me right now  DFW   Jul-18-10 01:12 PM   #16 
  - those privatized jails need to make $ too. eom  ellenfl   Jul-18-10 01:42 PM   #19 
  - It's Not Specific To Debt Collectors--You Are REQUIRED To Go To Court When Summoned  ChoppinBroccoli   Jul-18-10 01:55 PM   #20 
  - And all states are exactly like Ohio are they? n/t  Pithlet   Jul-18-10 03:15 PM   #29 
  - Reading Is Fundamental  ChoppinBroccoli   Jul-18-10 10:20 PM   #34 
  - You are assuming the summons is delivered to the right person and right address  hobbit709   Jul-18-10 04:52 PM   #30 
  - They can only go so far to circumvent the law - in many area, a process server must physically  uncommon   Jul-20-10 09:58 AM   #43 
  - And if you have absolutely NOTHING?  Hugabear   Jul-19-10 09:52 PM   #36 
  - You don't actually go to jail for not paying off a judgment. Additionally,  uncommon   Jul-20-10 10:01 AM   #44 
  - Excellent response. nt  uncommon   Jul-20-10 09:57 AM   #42 
  - How could a collection agency benefit from a debtor being incarcerated?  slackmaster   Jul-18-10 01:58 PM   #21 
  - That has already been posted above.  ThomCat   Jul-18-10 02:28 PM   #25 
  - How did creditors used to benefit from that in the past?  Hugabear   Jul-19-10 09:54 PM   #37 
     - Debt collection agencies are in the business of recovering as much money as possible  slackmaster   Jul-20-10 09:31 AM   #38 
  - K&R for more of that "change". Welcome to the very model for neo-feudalism.  Greyhound   Jul-18-10 02:13 PM   #22 
  - ALL IS WELL: Democrats passed financial reform and credit card reform.  Democrats_win   Jul-18-10 02:53 PM   #28 
  - so the silent film villains crashing thru the door of a widow w/kids &  KakistocracyHater   Jul-18-10 11:38 PM   #35 
  - More prisoners = More jails = More money for private prisons....  JohnnyBoots   Jul-20-10 09:52 AM   #39 
  - That "warrant" is called a capias and it doesn't put a debtor in jail, it forces them into court.  uncommon   Jul-20-10 09:53 AM   #40 
     - Also, improper notice is actionable in civil suits - the best thing to do if you face a capias and  uncommon   Jul-20-10 09:56 AM   #41 

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