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Prison Quotes

Every crime has, in the moment of its perpetration, Its own avenging angel--dark misgiving, An ominous sinking at the inmost heart.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Total votes: 9

It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 18

Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 13

If we were brought to trial for the crimes we have committed against ourselves, few would escape the gallows.

Paul Eldridge
Total votes: 14

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: 13

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 10

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 10

Well, I don't think prisons are the answer to everything, obviously.

Judge Mills Lane
Total votes: 15

Reality becomes a prison to those who can’t get out of it.

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 13

And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
Total votes: 13

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.

Germaine Greer
Total votes: 16

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 6

I was in prison, and you came unto me. Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
~(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40

(Jesus Christ) Matthew 25:36, 40
Total votes: 16

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 18

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: 21

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.

Calvin Coolidge
Total votes: 21

The contagion of crime is like that of the plague. Criminals collected together corrupt each other; they are worse than ever when at the termination of their punishment they re-enter society.

Napoleon Bonaparte
Total votes: 17

We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 16

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 14

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 14

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: 24

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 9

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 11

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

Karl Kraus
Total votes: 20

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