Residents of Coffeyville, Kansas, also face arrest thanks to a legal system that makes private debts a public matter. How does that work? Every three months, Hassenplug goes to court and names people with outstanding medical debts. ProPublica asked Hassenplug if he thought that the way he was organised in Coffeyville was a bit like a prison for debts in a place where prison for debts is forbidden. Lawyers like Michael Hassenplug work with doctors and ambulances in debt to put people in prison if their astronomical bills are not paid. This is both heartbreaking and boring; a scenario that is likely to be considered by anyone with growing medical debts: a large penalty for non-payment of bills. If you live in Coffeyville, Kansas, or even many cities in the United States, you may go to jail for non-payment or late payment of medical bills. But in Coffeyville, where poverty is almost twice the national average, these people are likely just trying to pay bills. After a grueling day when my legs, knees, feet and lower back were so badly hurt, I told myself I had to give up all hope for our next climb on Mount Rainbow! That night I took some “magnesium oil” that a friend gave me before he left. Thousands of people are arrested every year for not going to court for unpaid debts. Only during the prison trial will it be discovered that the order was not issued to appear in court. I went from the general manager of a non-profit organization that organizes mbing, canyoning and kayaking to a man who is fully bedridden and watching the wall for 15 hours a day. “We had so many health problems in the family, so many at the same time, that we found ourselves in a situation that made insurance impossible. In 2008, his boy Lane finally did better with his fight against leukemia, and Tres brought his on the hunt. His attitude often sounds like: “I’m a single mother and I’m disabled and” and “and” means “the rules don’t apply to me”. She’s a single mother, and “y” means “rules don’t apply to me.” I think the rules apply to everyone,” she said to ProPublica. But instead of returning the money to the court, the court leaves it and gives it to the creditors. Judges issue loan warrants on the day they pay, rent, student loans and so on.