If I am the delinquent spousal support payor; how will I be able to pay if I am in prison?

You’ve put your finger on the most prevalent argument against sending a delinquent payor to prison: the inability to make money to pay the outstanding support award. This is a variation on the "debtors’ prison" conundrum: if you go to prison for failure to pay a debt, you can never make money to pay, so you can never be free.

Nonetheless, delinquent spousal support payors have spent a lot of time in prison, so beware and do not assume otherwise.