A 36-year-old woman has launched a High Court challenge to legislation which allows for the jailing of people who fail to pay debts. Mother of two, Caroline McCann from Mullamatt, Monaghan was sentenced to a month in prison for failing to repay a debt of around 18 thousand euro to Monaghan Credit Union in November 2005. The court heard that she had been ordered to pay €82 a week at a time when her total income was €270 a week. She told the court that she had problems with alcohol and suffered from severe depression and was absolutely terrified of going to prison. Her lawyers are trying to have the Enforcement of Court Orders Act which allows people who don't pay their debts to be placed in prison, declared unconstitutional and in breach of the European Conviction on Human Rights. Final submissions in the case will continue tomorrow.