In February, a guy in Houston was arrested by U.S. Marshals for failing to show up to court to pay off student debt he owed from the ‘80s.
I wrote a followup story suggesting that if this was one district, it was possible there were hundreds of such arrests occurring across the country.
I was wrong.
Fusion launched an investigation into just how widespread these arrests were across the country. We counted up all the student debt-related arrest warrants served by U.S. Marshals in other major cities for 2015. Here’s what we found:
- New York-Southern (Manhattan): 0
- New York-Eastern (Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island): 0
- Illinois-Northern (Chicago): 0
- California-Central (Los Angeles): 0
- Texas-Northern, Western, and Eastern : 0
- Florida-Southern: (Miami) 0
- Massachusetts (Boston: 0