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Prison Quotes


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: 24

I have been studying how I may compare this prison where I live unto the world; Shut up in the prison of their own consciences.

James Usher
Total votes: 15

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

George Washington
Total votes: 13

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: 15

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 29

By noiselessly going to a prison a civil-resister ensures a calm atmosphere.

Gandhi
Total votes: 19

A just chastisement may benefit a man, though it seldom does; but an unjust one changes all his blood to gall.

Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)
Total votes: 12

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: 27

The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.

Mitchell Burgess
Total votes: 15

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 24

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 16

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 25

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 25

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: 20

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 22

The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.

Aung San Suu Kyi
Total votes: 17

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 14

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 15

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 21

In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 18

Fear can be like a prison. It is, however, a self made prison. Many are imprisoned by fear. No one else can liberate them from this prison. Others may inspire them but they must liberate themselves.

Mr. Prophet
Total votes: 25

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 17


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

Seneca
Total votes: 15

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
Total votes: 18

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 16