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Prison Quotes

Hard cases, it is said, make bad law.

Lord John Campbell
Total votes: 20

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

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 18

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: 12

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 20

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 8

Every instance of a man's suffering the penalty of the law is an instance of the failure of that penalty in effecting its purpose, which is to deter.

Archbishop Richard Whately
Total votes: 17

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: 10

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 14

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 12

On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
Total votes: 22

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 16

The number of laws is constantly growing in all countries and, owing to this, what is called crime is very often not a crime at all, for it contains no element of violence or harm.

P. D. Ouspensky
Total votes: 13

The severest justice may not always be the best policy.

Abraham Lincoln
Total votes: 14

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 6

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: 10

Crime is a logical extension of the sort of behavior that often [is] considered perfectly respectable in legitimate business.

Robert Rice
Total votes: 14

Do not lay on the multitude the blame that is due to a few.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 12

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 16


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

Vladimir Putin
Total votes: 11

It is not at the table, but in prison, that you learn who your true friends are.

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 15

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

Walter Raleigh Sr.
Total votes: 10

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

Mario Vargas Llosa
Total votes: 10

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 9

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: 13


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12