Robert G. Markoff, a partner at Markoff Law LLC in Chicago, focuses his practice in creditor's rights and enforcing judgments. He was the founding president of the Illinois Creditors Bar Association and a past president of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys (NARCA). He is the immediate past chairman of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and serves as general editor and a primary author of the institute's practice handbook, "Creditors' Rights in Illinois."
Major new outlets have run stories declaring that debtors’ prisons still exist in the United States. And some influential regulators have also jumped on the bandwagon. But what do these people mean when they say, “debtors’ prisons?”
An expert on the matter gives great detail on how people are finding themselves in jail in cases that originated with a debt. And he offers commonsense solutions to the problem in his state, but solutions that could be relevant nationwide.