If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.
To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.
I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.
Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.
One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.
Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.
There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.
We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.
It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.
We're in a war. People who blast some pot on a casual basis are guilty of treason.
The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more, they reward virtue.