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Prison Quotes

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 24

It becomes not a law-maker to be a law-breaker.

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 23


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: 31

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 29

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

Titus Livy
Total votes: 21

Oh who is that young sinner with the handcuffs on his wrist? And what has he been after that they groan and shake their fists? And wherefore is he wearing such a conscience-stricken air? Oh they're taking him to prison for the colour of his hair.

A. E. Housman
Total votes: 29

If you treat prisoners well, they will be less angry, less inclined to violence inside prison, less likely to provoke violent actions by guards, less likely to have reason to file brutality lawsuits that cost taxpayers a bundle and waste administrators' time. And most important, well-treated prisoners will be less likely to leave prison angrier, more vicious and more inclined to criminal behavior than when they went in.

Frank Wood, Commissioner of Corrections, Minnesota
Total votes: 27

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

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 25

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: 39

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 28

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: 34

To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.
~Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker
You voted 4. Total votes: 29

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 22

Trial by jury itself, instead of being a security to persons who are accused, shall be a delusion, a mockery, and a snare.

Thomas Denman
Total votes: 23

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.

Michel Foucault
Total votes: 21

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 23

There is no greater punishment of wickedness that that it is dissatisfied with itself and its deeds.

Seneca
Total votes: 24

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 25

Crime succeeds by sudden despatch; honest counsels gain vigor by delay.

Tacitus (Caius Cornelius Tacitus)
Total votes: 24

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 13


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: 21

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 23

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 17

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 31

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.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 27