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Prison Quotes

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 58

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 62

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

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 33

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 35

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 40

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 33

A sick person is a prisoner.

Yemeni Proverb
Total votes: 34

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 28

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 34

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 51

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 52

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 29

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 37

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 50

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 44

To make punishments efficacious, two things are necessary. They must never be disproportioned to the offence, and they must be certain.

William Gilmore Simms
Total votes: 41

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 52

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 40

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 69

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 35

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 75

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 46

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 45

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
Total votes: 36