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Prison Quotes

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 49

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 44

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
You voted 4. Total votes: 54

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 36

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 96

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: 51

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 80

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 45

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

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 55


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

Seneca
Total votes: 67

Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Total votes: 85

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 46

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: 50

I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 53

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 44

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: 62


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 87

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: 90

Show me the prison, Show me the jail, Show me the prisoner whose life has gone stale. And I'll show you a young man with so many reasons why And there, but for fortune, go you or I.

Phil Ochs
Total votes: 43

What restrains us from killing is partly fear of punishment, partly moral scruple, and partly what may be described as a sense of humor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 102

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

Steve Buscemi
You voted 4. Total votes: 48

He had drawn many a thousand of these rations in prisons and camps, and though he'd never had an opportunity to weight them on scales, and although, being a man of timid nature, he knew no way of standing up for his rights, he, like every other prisoner, had discovered long ago that honest weight was never to be found in the bread-cutting. There was short weight in every ration. The only point was how short. So every day you took a look to soothe your soul - today, maybe, they haven't snitched any.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 63

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: 117

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 69

The public have more interest in the punishment of an injury than he who receives it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 52