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Prison Quotes

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 42

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 36

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 43

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: 49

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 38

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 25

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 55

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 30

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 47

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 37

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: 52

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 30

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

Robert Rice
Total votes: 37

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 51


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 32


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 30

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 28

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 46

Let us remember that justice must be observed even to the lowest.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 47

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 38

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 28

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 32


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: 39

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 44

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

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 41