The Boston Globe is doing a four-part series called "Debtor’s Hell."  The description of the series is the following —

This Boston Globe Spotlight Team investigation into the world of consumer debt in the United States found a system where debt collectors have a lopsided advantage, debtors are often treated shabbily by collectors and the courts, and consumers can quickly find themselves in a life-upending financial crisis.

Credit to Credit Slips for the tip on this series.