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Prison Quotes

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: 18

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 9

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 16

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

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 14

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 24

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14

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: 14


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 13

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 14

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
Total votes: 16

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 13

I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 21

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 24

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 11

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 10

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: 14

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 19

Self is the only prison that can bind the soul.

Henry Van Dyke
Total votes: 15

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 15

Here the great art lies, to discern in what the law is to be to restraint and punishment, and in what things persuasion only is to work.

John Milton
Total votes: 6


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

Seneca
Total votes: 10

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 13

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

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 22

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 15

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 14