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I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 14

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 14

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 20

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 11

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 9

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 9

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 5

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 10

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 12

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 7


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 12

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 11

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 6

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 12

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 16

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 9

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 10

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Horace Mann
Total votes: 16

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 16

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 7

A man who has no excuse for a crime, is indeed defenseless!

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 16

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 46

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 12