Debtor's Prison (Including Child Support Contempt) - Studies and Reports

  1. Massachusetts Trial Court Fines and Fees Working Group, Report to Trial Court Chief Justice Paula M. Carey (Nov. 17, 2016), available at

  2. Massachusetts Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, Fine Time Massachusetts: Judges, Poor People, and Debtors' Prison in the 21st Century (Nov. 7, 2016), available at

  3. Lisa Stifler, Debt in the Courts: The Scourge of Abusive Debt Collection Litigation and Possible Policy Solutions, 11 Harv. L. & Poly. Rev. 91 (2017), available at

  4. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Targeted Fines and Fees Against Communities of Color: Civil Rights & Constitutional Implications (Sept. 2017), available at