MUST BE 18 OR OLDER - MUST READ TERMS OF SERVICE

Know an inmate being released within the year who's in need of a job? We are working with employers to help find inmates work before they're released. Post a free Employment Profile for an inmate here!

Prison Quotes

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 48

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: 108

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 51

The torment of human frustration, whatever its immediate cause, is the knowledge that the self is in prison, its vital force and 'mangled mind' leaking away in lonely, wasteful self-conflict.

Elizabeth Drew
Total votes: 78

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.

James Runcie
Total votes: 50

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 60

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 53


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 87

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 52

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: 53

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 55

The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 43

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 49

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 55

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 95

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 60

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards, as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
Total votes: 46

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 64

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 80

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 78


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 57

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 74

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 81

The object of punishment is prevention from evil; it never can be made impulsive to good.

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 83

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
You voted 1. Total votes: 89