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

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)

Source Citation

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

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