MUST BE 18 OR OLDER - MUST READ TERMS OF SERVICE

Know an inmate being released within the year who's in need of a job? We are working with employers to help find inmates work before they're released. Post a free Employment Profile for an inmate here!

Prison Quotes

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: 45

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.

Aeschylus
Total votes: 38

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 45

I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
Total votes: 65

Nor stony tower, nor walls of beaten brass, Nor airless dungeon, nor strong links of iron, Can be retentive to the strength of spirit; But life, being weary of these worldly bars, Never lacks power to dismiss itself.

William Shakespeare
Total votes: 58

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 43

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.

Friedrich Nietzsche
Total votes: 55

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

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 38

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 59

The perfection of a thing consists in its essence; there are perfect criminals, as there are men of perfect probity.

Mazo de la Roche
Total votes: 33

The worst of prison life, he thought, was not being able to close his door.

Stendhal (pseudonym Henri Beyle)
You voted 3. Total votes: 64

Those magistrates who can prevent crime, and do not, in effect encourage it.

Marcus Porcius Cato
Total votes: 40

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 98


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 34

Shyness is the prison of the heart.

Spanish Proverb
Total votes: 60

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: 45


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

Seneca
Total votes: 55

No crime has been without a precedent.

Seneca
Total votes: 68


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 42

Vices are not crimes.

Lysander Spooner
Total votes: 28

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 37

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

Thomas Jefferson
Total votes: 43

The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
 

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 82

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 41

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 48