Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?
Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison walls.
Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.
Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.
To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.
The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.
If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.
Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.
The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.
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.
There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.