Why Does the Government Pursue Student Debtors in Prison?

Getting people behind bars to pay back loans is not an easy business.
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For Cecily McMillan, getting mail while incarcerated was a complex project. Any letter that was sent to her went through a metal detector and was opened by correctional officers before landing in the mailroom, where she had a two-hour window to collect it on a good day, she said. 

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