Charles Dickens

Why was Charles Dickens family imprisoned at Marshalsea Prison?

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December 15, 2010 7:15PM

His father James Dickens and his family was sent to marshal sea because his father always spent more than he had and was in debt with many people.

In them times people who could not pay their debts where sent to the detours prison marshalsea . So that's where the Dickens family went apart from Charles and his sister Fanny. Until Charles came into fortune when a family member died so he paid for his family to be released.