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Prison Quotes

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 27

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 33

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 33

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 25

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

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 27

One of the problems that the marijuana reform movement consistently faces is that everyone wants to talk about what marijuana does, but no one ever wants to look at what marijuana prohibition does. Marijuana never kicks down your door in the middle of the night. Marijuana never locks up sick and dying people, does not suppress medical research, does not peek in bedroom windows.

Richard Cowan
Total votes: 25

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 24

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 13

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 24

I have been studying how I may compare This prison where I live unto the world; And, for because the world is populous, And here is not a creature but myself, I cannot do it. Yet I'll hammer it out.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 32

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 24

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 24

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 25

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 21

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 23

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 23

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 27

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 25

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

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 26

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

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: 22

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 24

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 22

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 18