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Prison Quotes

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 8

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero
Total votes: 20

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 19

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: 17

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 11

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: 20

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 16

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 13

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 18

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: 16

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 14

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 23

When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap - people shouldn't read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
Total votes: 12


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 16

The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 20

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

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 17

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 16

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.

Fernando Flores
Total votes: 19

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 24

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 18

Fast closed with double grills And triple gates–the cell To wicked souls is hell; But to a mind that's innocent 'Tis only iron, wood and stone.

Paul Pelisson Fontanier
Total votes: 20

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 16

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: 22

Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment.

Charles Caleb Colton
Total votes: 17

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
Total votes: 21