Some younger clients are shocked when I tell them we had Debtor’s Prison’s here in the U.S. The oldest was in Virginia, 1824-1849.
The Debtors’ Prison is a historic debtors’ prison in Accomac, Virginia. Constructed in 1783 as a house for the Accomack County jailer, it is the oldest public structure in the county. It was converted to use as a debtors’ prison in 1824, which purpose it served until 1849