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Prison Quotes

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 30

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: 32

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 30

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.

Reverend Martin Niemoeller
Total votes: 35

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.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 43

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 28

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

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 28

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 41

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 24

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 33

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

Denis Healey
Total votes: 37

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 32

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 21

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 28

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 47

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 31

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 29

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 29

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 26

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 33

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 29

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 34

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 31

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 34

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 30