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Prison Quotes

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 52


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 50

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 44

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
You voted 5. Total votes: 47

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 50

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 115

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 52


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 47

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: 46

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 89

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 47

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 44

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 46

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 78

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 44

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 51

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 51

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
You voted 1. Total votes: 52

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

Aeschylus
Total votes: 44

The guilt of enforced crimes lies on those who impose them.

Seneca
Total votes: 56

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 42

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 57

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 104

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
You voted 1. Total votes: 58

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 80