Can you go to jail for not paying debt?

I had a recent problem with Comcast, I ended their services but they charged me for months of service I didn't even use. Apparently I am now in debt with them. They have sent me letters, and I am unable to pay them at the moment because I am unemployed. I am activity working to get a job and is trying to build up the money to pay them off. Can I go to jail for not paying them off in time?

Reply from DebtCollectionAnswers.com:

No, you generally can't be arrested just because you can't pay a bill. However, there are situations where consumers wind up in jail because of bills they haven't paid. Learn what to do if a collector threatens to have you arrested for a debt you owe.

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