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Prison Quotes

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 11

Punishment, that is the justice for the unjust.
 

Saint Aurelius Augustine (Augustine of Hippo)
Total votes: 28

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 18

Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert.

Aristotle
Total votes: 21

Hanging was the worst use a man could be put to.

Sir Henry Wotton
Total votes: 18

It is true you cannot eat freedom and you cannot power machinery with democracy. But then neither can political prisoners turn on the light in the cells of a dictatorship.

Corazon Aquino
Total votes: 25

Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.

Marcus Tullius Cicero
You voted 3. Total votes: 19

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 11

If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.

Dwight David Eisenhower
Total votes: 19

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 19

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 11

America is the land of the second chance – and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life.

George W. Bush
Total votes: 15

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 14

Nor cell, nor chain, nor dungeon speaks to the murderer like the voice of solitude.

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 18


We shall fight against them, throw them in prisons and destroy them.

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 15

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 21

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 13

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 15

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: 24

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
Total votes: 18

Crimes generally punish themselves.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 21

The thoughts of a prisoner - they're not free either. They keep returning to the same things.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 18

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 14

If you share the crime of your friend, you make it your own.

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 15

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 21