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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: 19

If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 9

Justice is justice though it's always delayed and finally done only by mistake.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 11

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 10

Prison, dungeons, blessed places where evil is impossible because they are the crossroads of all the evil in the world. One cannot commit evil in hell.

Jean Genet
Total votes: 10

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 7


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: 15

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Total votes: 9

It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 8

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 15

We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business.

Will Rogers
Total votes: 9

Corporal punishment falls far more heavily than most weighty pecuniary penalty.

Seneca
Total votes: 9

When you are younger you get blamed for crimes you never committed and when you're older you begin to get credit for virtues you never possessed. It evens itself out.

George Santayana
Total votes: 12

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: 16

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 12

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 9

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

Gandhi
Total votes: 8

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis de Sade
Total votes: 6

Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law.

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.

Ellen Wilkinson
Total votes: 5

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.

Jack Henry Abbott
Total votes: 12

I can tell you this on a stack of Bibles: prisons are archaic, brutal, unregenerative, overcrowded hell holes where the inmates are treated like animals with absolutely not one humane thought given to what they are going to do once they are released. You're an animal in a cage and you're treated like one.

Jimmy Hoffa
Total votes: 18

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 10

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 15

To trial bring her stolen charms, and let her prison be my arms.

Charles Wyndham
Total votes: 14