People do still die in “debtor’s prison.” Yes, in America. And here is an example from Macomb County, Michigan.
Let this sink in. This man was in jail for A TRAFFIC TICKET. Not for murdering someone, not for raping someone, not even for the drug addiction for which he was seeking treatment. He was in jail for not paying a traffic ticket.
He died a horrible death, and it was not necessary. The guards were sitting about 14-16 feet away from him when it happened. And it didn’t happen suddenly – it happened over a period of days. They could HEAR HIM twitching and seizing, and they did nothing.