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Prison Quotes

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

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 17

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 13

The uneven impact of actual enforcement measures tends to mirror and reinforce more general patterns of discrimination (along socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, sexual, and perhaps generational lines) within the society. As a consequence, such enforcement (ineffective as it may be in producing conformity) almost certainly reinforces feelings of alienation already prevalent within major segments of the population.

Edwin M. Schur
Total votes: 10

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 22


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: 16

So justice while she winks at crimes, Stumbles on innocence sometimes.

Samuel Butler
Total votes: 16

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
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: 15

He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.

Seneca
Total votes: 22

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 7

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 16


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

Seneca
Total votes: 14

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 15

One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 20

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 14

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
You voted 3. Total votes: 17

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

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 18

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 18

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 19

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
You voted 4. Total votes: 16

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: 9

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 15

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 14

History is full of people who went to prison or were burned at the stake for proclaiming their ideas. Society has always defended itself.

Naguib Mahfouz
Total votes: 18

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 18