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Prison Quotes

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 69

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 42

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 40

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 60

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 71

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 36

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 38

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 51

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 39

The idea that the sole aim of punishment is to prevent crime is obviously grounded upon the theory that crime can be prevented, which is almost as dubious as the notion that poverty can be prevented.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 51

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 43

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 66

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 40

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 44

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 56

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 36

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 37

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 48

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 40

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 38

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 47

Care should be taken that the punishment does not exceed the guilt; and also that some men do not suffer for offenses for which others are not even indicted.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 40

The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.

Denis Healey
Total votes: 95

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 102