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.
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.
It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.
Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.
Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.