The Return of the Debtors' Prison

While the financial wizards who tanked the economy in Washington and on Wall Street continue to float back to earth unscathed on golden parachutes, Lisa Lindsay of Herrin, Illinois was sent to prison for failing to pay a $280 medical bill she received in error.

Two Americas, people. Two Americas.

[H/T to Shaker Cami.]

UPDATE: See also: "Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals." Via Atrios.

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