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Imprisonment for debt was abolished in 1869. No more Newgate debtors' prison or other treatment of this nature pursuant to the Debtors' Act 1869. However, a recent story in Credit Today, which has been picked up by Debt Management Today, has highlighted the case of a bankrupt prison officer who has recently been sent to jail for failing to disclose the whereabouts of his assets. See the article in full here.
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