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Prison Quotes


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 21

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 23

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: 28

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

George Bernard Shaw
You voted 4. Total votes: 29

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 62

Society has used the juvenile courts to create a caste system where there are throw-away people.
~James Bell

James Bell
Total votes: 22

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 32

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 23

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 25

The worst prison is not of stone. It is of a throbbing heart, outraged by an infamous life.

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 29

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

Charles Robert Maturin
Total votes: 25

They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Total votes: 29

Society prepares the crime; the criminal commits it.

Henry Thomas Buckle
Total votes: 28

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 24

Well does Heaven have care that no man secures happiness by crime.

Vittorio Alfieri
Total votes: 33

I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 22

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 35

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty, the jury would never hear the evidence.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 19

Definition, rationality, and structure are ways of seeing, but they become prisons when they blank out other ways of seeing.

A. R. Ammons
Total votes: 23

The world itself is but a large prison, out of which some are daily led to execution.

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 22

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 13

If punishment reaches not the mind and makes not the will supple, it hardens the offender.

John Locke
Total votes: 14

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

Lenny Bruce
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: 35

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: 22