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Prison Quotes

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
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: 24

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 20

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 24

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

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
Total votes: 25

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 18

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 33

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 24

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 28

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 25

Forgiveness, that noblest of all self-denial, is a virtue which he alone who can practise in himself can willingly believe in another.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 21

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: 17

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 27

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 23

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 30

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 20

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 32

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 24

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow
Total votes: 24

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 26

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 33

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 27

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 21

Law is merely the expression of the will of the strongest for the time being, and therefore laws have no fixity, but shift from generation to generation.

Henry Brooks Adams
Total votes: 24

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 23