Lawmakers must end debtors’ prisons in Maryland

For the sake of human decency, taxpayer savings, internal consistency in our justice system, and common sense, Maryland legislators need to finally eliminate body attachment in our state.

Op-Ed (Maryland)

Amy P. Hennen
Baltimore Sun
September 4, 2017

Tags: Debt Collection, Debtors Prison

Organizations mentioned/involved: Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (MVLS)


As a housing law expert with Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and as a former collections industry attorney myself, I’ve seen the practice put to use far too many times. And now with the newfound attention Mr. Kushner’s fame has brought to the issue, the time is ripe for the state legislature to end this outdated and unjust practice, and bring Maryland’s legal system into the 21st century.