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Prison Quotes

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 41


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 41

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 45

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 57

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 47

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 75

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 47


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 52

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 37

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 74

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 103

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

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 40

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 52

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 45

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 71

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

Dan Duva
Total votes: 52

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
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: 74

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 69

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 38

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 81

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 74

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 42

In a civilized society, all crimes are likely to be sins, but most sins are not and ought not to be treated as crimes.

Geoffrey Fisher
You voted 3. Total votes: 49