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Prison Quotes

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 93

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: 58

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: 41

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 47

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 58

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: 105


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: 59

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 48

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 37

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 33

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 59

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 72

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 54

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 48

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 76

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 41

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 42

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 53

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 61

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 44

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 63

To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.

Lewis W. Dilwyn
Total votes: 39

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 36

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 46

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 86