Penniman's Case - 103 U.S. 714 (1880)
U.S. Supreme Court
Penniman's Case, 103 U.S. 714 (1880)
103 U.S. 714
A state statute abolishing imprisonment for debt does not, within the meaning of the Constitution, impair the obligation of contracts which were entered into before its enactment.
The facts are stated in the opinion of the Court.