Arkansas judge’s ‘debtors’ prison’ court jailed cancer patient over unpaid bills: lawsuit Now granted we may not know the WHOLE story but from the side I'm hearing this is disgusting. As many of you know I'm a recovering cancer patient of more than one battle along with several complications. My credit is shot. We filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and will probably need to file again mostly due to all medical bills. When you are sick, you can't work, your spouse is probably also at home taking care of you so he can't work (or gets fired because he has missed too many days between taking care of you and your special needs child)when you can't work you can't bring in money to pay bills, AND you can't get health insurance. Luckily though some complain about Obamacare it saved my life because that was the only way I was able to get health insurance, but even with health insurance the co-payments, deductibles, out of network charges, it all adds up and no I can't pay it all. I've never set up a go fund me page or anything like that. I would feel weird. We should be helping people like this not punishing them.