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Prison Quotes

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 51

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 60

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: 56

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 40

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 38

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 56

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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: 32

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 40

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 50

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 33

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 89

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 36

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 36

There is a point at which even justice does injury.

Sophocles
Total votes: 39

There's no greater threat to our independence, to our cherished freedoms and personal liberties than the continual, relentless injection of these insidious poisons into our system. We must decide whether we cherish independence from drugs, without which there is no freedom.

William Von Raab
Total votes: 41

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 35

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

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 39

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

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton
Total votes: 69

I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.

Mary Harris Jones
Total votes: 62

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

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 41

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 52

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 35

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 27


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 42