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France abolishes imprisonment for debt and closes the Clichy Debtors' Prison in Paris.

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07/23/1867

On this day, the French Government abolished the ancient law decreeing imprisonment for debt. In Paris, the ninety-seven inmates of the Clichy Debtors' Prison were promptly released. (By John Osborne)

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"Release of Prisoners for Debt from Clichy, in France," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 14, 1867, p. 404.

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