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1902

Defending Immigrants from Loan Sharks

The Society’s East Side Branch waged war on loan sharks who victimized immigrants by convincing them to buy goods under installment contracts. When the debtor failed to pay, he was dragged to the Ludlow Street jail until his family paid back the loan.

East Side Branch, 89 to 91 Delancey Street
East Side Branch, 89 to 91 Delancey Street 1910-1912
Articles in the Tribune about the Eastside Courthouse
Articles in the Tribune about the Eastside Courthouse 1902