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Painting: Prisoners Exercising by Vincent van Gogh
Prisoners Exercising by Vincent van Gogh
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Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia

Locked Up In A Modern-Day Debtors’ Prison (4.30.2013)

Jack Dawley has been jailed three times in Ohio for failure to pay outstanding debts, and along with the American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint for what he says is an outdated – and unconstitutional – practice. Also in this show: Christopher Cassucio, whose “Strike Debt” group is aiming to erase people’s debts, answers listener response; and Anna & Elizabeth, the guitar-and-banjo duo that makes movies called "crankies".

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