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Prison Quotes

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 24

We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.

Janet Reno
Total votes: 28

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 22

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 20

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 16

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle
Total votes: 26

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 27

Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Total votes: 23


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

Seneca
Total votes: 21

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 28

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 24

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 35

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
You voted 5. Total votes: 20

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: 26

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 27

Why would anyone expect him to come out smarter? He went to prison for three years, not Princeton.

Dan Duva
Total votes: 29

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
You voted 5. Total votes: 24

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 15

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 24

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

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 21

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: 28

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 20

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 26

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 17

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 61