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Prison Quotes

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

Charles Bukowski
Total votes: 19

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 12

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 12

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 14

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 8

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 11

One crime is everything; two nothing.

Dorothee DeLuzy
Total votes: 18

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 9

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 6

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 15

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 11

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: 15

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 12


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 9

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 19


Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.

Mike Epps
Total votes: 15

When is conduct a crime, and when is a crime not a crime? When Somebody Up There -- a monarch, a dictator, a Pope, a legislator -- so decrees.

Jessica Mitford
Total votes: 16

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
You voted 4. Total votes: 22

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 14

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

Seneca
Total votes: 18

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 18

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 9

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 12

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 10