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Prison Quotes

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: 60

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 63

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 42

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: 65

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: 43

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 39

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 61

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 49

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 38

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

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 59

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 53

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 74

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 48

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 89

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 38

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 110

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 49

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
You voted 1. Total votes: 40

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 91

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
You voted 2. Total votes: 44

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 47

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 37

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 59

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 73

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 49