I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.
They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.
Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.
No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.
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.
They took away my money, my family, and my security. Why couldn't they destroy my ideas? We will question them in court tomorrow as we trigger The Revolution of all revolutions!
Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.
Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.
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.
We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.
When the Nazis came for the communists, I remained silent; I was not a communist. When they locked up the social democrats, I remained silent; I was not a social democrat. When they came for the trade unionists, I did not speak out; I was not a trade unionist. When they came for me, there was no one left to speak out.
Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.
The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.