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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 12

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 11

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 9

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 11

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 9

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 12

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 12

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: 8

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 16

Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a God.

Jean Rostand
Total votes: 8

To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 16

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 12

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 15


Most people fancy themselves innocent of those crimes of which they cannot be convicted.

Seneca
Total votes: 8

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 6

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 8

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 9

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 7

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: 9

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 22

The punishment can be remitted; the crime is everlasting.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 13


Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 12

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 13