I can't see how going to jail for refusing to pay for citations can be considered a "debtors jail".
citations are not debts, they are punitive fines enacted by a court of law, per statute.
people will be punished for ignoring court orders,and it is rightful that they are... the legitimacy of the entire judicial system relies on people be held to it.
I don't see this As a civil Rights issue but As a common sense issue. Incarcerating these people costs money and takes up jail space. The logica' thing is to simply seize their assets, including car, phone, etc.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.