We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.
No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
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.
There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.
The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.
They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.
Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.
Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.
Fast closed with double grills
And triple gates – the cell
To wicked souls is hell;
But to a mind that's innocent
'Tis only iron, wood and stone.
It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.
Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.
No man survives when freedom fails. The best men rot in filthy jails, and those who cry 'appease, appease' are hanged by those they tried to please.
Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.
To seek the redress of grievances by going to law, is like sheep running for shelter to a bramble bush.
The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.