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Prison Quotes

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 15

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 17

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 13

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 11

We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.

Daryl Gates
Total votes: 10

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 13

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 12

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 14

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 15

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 21

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 12

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 17

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 17

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 12

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 14

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 17

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 3

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 14

I have paid no poll-tax for six years. I was put into a jail once on this account, for one night; and, as I stood considering the walls of solid stone, I could not help being struck with the foolishness of that institution which treated me as if I were mere flesh and blood and bones, to be locked up...I saw that, if there was a wall of stone between me and my townsmen, there was a still more difficult one to climb or break through, before they could get to be as free as I was.

Henry David Thoreau
Total votes: 12

Prisons don't rehabilitate, they don't punish, they don't protect, so what the hell do they do?

Jerry Brown
Total votes: 11

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: 21

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 16

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 16


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 16

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 16