Debtors Prison | Lawmakers Investigating Use of Arrest Warrants Against Debtors that Do Not Pay

Lawmakers investigating use of arrest warrants against debtors

Some lawmakers and regulators are probing the use of arrest warrants by the U.S. debt collection industry to recover money owed by borrowers behind on loans, credit card payments, and other bills. Warrants are generally issued for contempt of court after the borrower fails to comply with a court order to repay a debt or to appear in court. Although U.S. statistics are unknown because many courts do not track the number of warrants issued by offense, judges interviewed by the Wall Street Journal reported that the number of borrowers threatened with arrest has vastly increased since the beginning of the financial crisis.

For their part, those in the debt-collection industry say that warrants are sought only after all other measures have failed, in the most extreme situations. Most creditors are willing to make reasonable arrangements with people otherwise struggling to repay their debt. However, the vast majority of people fail to respond to creditors’ attempts to contact them. Indeed, by the time a warrant is issued, debtors have often been contacted numerous times, and have ignored multiple phone calls, letters, and court orders. Still, some companies actually prohibit law firms handling their cases from pursuing arrest warrants, recognizing, among other things, the negative publicity that can follow.

Nevertheless, many state lawmakers and regulators are addressing what they view as either potential or actual abuses of the system. Last year, the House of Representatives in Washington state unanimously passed a bill that would require companies to provide proof that a borrower has been notified about lawsuits against him before a judge could issue an arrest warrant. The bill was supported by a trade group representing debt collectors, stating that more regulation is needed to prevent abuse by a small number of companies.

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16 Responses to “Debtors Prison | Lawmakers Investigating Use of Arrest Warrants Against Debtors that Do Not Pay”
  1. Carlos Dehesa says:

    We should propose to our congressmen to build a high security prison exclusively for bankers and politicians, it is known that what they do is addictive and like dogs, after they eat the eggs, you could even burn them the snout, and they never leave the coop; which means that the offenses of corruption, fraud and systemic abuse will increase with the passage of time and changing governance. It’s time to start with something trascendental.

  2. lvent says:

    Hey…PSSSST….LAWMAKER. CROOKS AND TRAITORS TO YOUR FELLOW MAN……..LISTEN UP…..BECA– USE WE THE PEOPLE….THE REAL OWNERS OF THIS COUNTRY HAVE SOMETHING TO TELL ALL OF YOU….!! If you DARE to commit ONE MORE FASCIST NAZI ACT AGAINST…….WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE REAL OWNERS. OF THIS COUNTRY….WHICH IS NOW A REALLY FUCKED UP MESS BECA– USE OF ALL OF YOUR CRIMINAL.FRIENDS AND THEIR OWNERS…..AND ALL OF YOU TRAITORS…WE THE PEOPLE ……. ARE GOING TO COME AND ARREST ALL OF YOU…..!!! AND YOU ARE GUARANTEED NOT GOING TO LIKE OUR BRAND OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE…..!!! ITS IN THE BIBLE….WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO DONT OBEY GODS LAWS…THE TEN COMMANDMENTS….ITS CALLED AN EYE FOR AN EYE AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH SO I INTERPRET THAT TO MEAN…JUST ABOUT ANYTHING WE THE PEOPLE SEE FIT…WARNING….IT COULD INVOLVE BLAZING TORCHES…AND REALLY SHARP PITCHFORKS…..!!!

  3. jeff bauer says:

    Citizens arrests of corrupt Lawmakers? Is that technically legal?

  4. j Alonzo says:

    The banksters will do anything to go against the people who have become sheeple. Ron Paul Revolution!

  5. lvent says:

    ITS CUSTER’S LAST STAND HERE IN AMERICA…!!!! AND WE THE PEOPLE REPRESENT GENERAL CUSTER…!

  6. lvent says:

    TO ALL STATE LEGISLATORS……TRAITORS TO AMERICA…..!!! OFF WITH YOUR HEADS….! SIGNED SINCERELY, THE 99%…!!

    • lvent says:

      That message is in FULL EFFECT for ALL OF THE CRIMINAL TRAITOR LEGISLATORS ….AND THAT MEANS …. ALL OF THEIR CONGRESS AND SENATOR CRIMINAL MINIONS AND COHORTS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. TOO……!! OFF WITH YOUR HEADS….! SIGNED SINCERELY, THE 99%…..!!!

    • lvent says:

      I just went and mailed the bankster attorney a copy of my response to their strike to my affirmative defenses….MY VERY OWN CUSTERS LAST STAND OF SORTS…..I would like to send 4closurefraud a copy…could you please provide me with your address?? Thanks!

  7. see says:

    There have been numerous reports of people not being served–sewer service anyone. Sound familiar, doesn’t that happen in foreclosure suits? So if a person has not beeen properly served, how do they know a suit was filed against them? They don’t. Also why would anyone answer their phone when a majority (yes I said majority) of these debt collecors are abusive, lie, and don’t follow the FDCPA. I could go on, but I think we all know the drill on how these places work. This is crazy, crazy crazy. These places know exactly what they are doing and it is intentional.

  8. Wake Up America! says:

    Funny, still no mention of a “banker’s prison.”

  9. Beth A. says:

    Geez, this stuff just makes me nuts.
    These are the companies that abuse the consumer via subprime debt., etc.

  10. lvent says:

    They are talking about the FEDERAL RESERVE, THEIR BANKS AND WALL STREET CORPS RIGHT?? The entities who robbed all of the peoples wealth because they want to own and control the world with their MASSIVE, UNSUSTAINABLE DEBTS!!! These Federal Reserve SHEISTERS are who couldnt pay their own debts, so they BLEW UP THE WORLD ECONOMY and they are still.robbing the people to this very day because their debt is massive and unsustainable and can never be repaid ! These FEDERAL RESERVE CROOKS, who are owned and controlled by the criminal elite owe like $1.2 QUADRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT….AND THEIR MASSIVE DEBT CAN NEVER BE REPAID!!!! Its about time they cuffed all of the OWNERS…AND ALL OF THEIR MINIONS AND COHORTS AND THE TRAITOR POLITICIANS and hold them all fully accountable for the biggest ponzi scheme swindle and heist of the peoples wealth in history and……. they never lent anybody any money!!!! MWAHAHA!!! SUE THE FEDERAL RESERVE SHEISTERS AMERICA!!

  11. Katheryn says:

    Figures. We go to jail the fraudsters run free. With all that is going on in our country we still have idiots focusing on elimination of birth control for woman and debtors jail. Soon they will have to let all the killers and pedofiles out to make room for the deadbeats and pot smokers. I guess they will also have to make room for the women that break the law by still practicing birth control. North Korea… move over as America is doing its best to inact your same world order. I believe that they are doing something to our water and the insanity level is at an all time high.

  12. ChrisYAHanWatcher4YAH says:

    A F.E.M.A. “Residential CARE Facility,” [a.k.a. Terrorist Rendition Center/ MURDER PEN], for Population REDUCTION! Oh and D.H.S/ D.H.H.S. Has the Norhtern Command to AID in Efficient Conductance to the Nice Residential CARE facilities! I’M NOT sure the CARE abouth the Same THINGS you or I Care About? Hmmmm?

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