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Like a Phoenix, debtors' prison rises from ashes of 1983 ruling

In 1983, there was a significant ruling made by the Supreme Court. The ruling echoed something that had already been done more than 100 years prior to it -- namely that debtors' prison, which is the idea that a person who can't pay his or her court costs and fines should be jailed, are illegal. But there was a stipulation in the ruling that said if a person had the financial means to pay the fees and fines but refused to pay, then he or she could be thrown in jail.

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