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I can work for the Lord in or out of prison.

Charles W. Colson
You voted 4. Total votes: 13


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 12

If it's near dinner-time, the foreman takes out his watch when the jury has retired, and says: "Dear me, gentlemen, ten minutes to five, I declare! I dine at five, gentlemen." "So do I," says everybody else, except two men who ought to have dined at three and seem more than half disposed to stand out in consequence. The foreman smiles, and puts up his watch:--"Well, gentlemen, what do we say, plaintiff or defendant, gentlemen?

Charles Dickens
Total votes: 9

It is safer that a bad man should not be accused, than that he should be acquitted.

Titus Livy
Total votes: 10

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: 17

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

Hiram Mann
Total votes: 20

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Albert Einstein
Total votes: 11

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

Daniel Webster
Total votes: 15

Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we've always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
Total votes: 8

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 11

He was a first-time nonviolent possible offender, ... And under the mandatory minimums, he was put in prison for 15 years. Not only does the punishment not fit the crime, but the mandatory minimums don't give judges any discretion to look at the background of the case, to read into the specifics of the case. I don't know a judge who really is in favor of the mandatory minimums.

Carly Simon
Total votes: 10

I never saw a man who looked With such a wistful eye Upon that little tent of blue Which prisoners call the sky.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 15

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

Seneca
Total votes: 9

A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 6

The law does not pretend to punish everything that is dishonest. That would seriously interfere with business.

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 7

Adversities such as being homeless and going to prison has made many people stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 11

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

Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 15

Only free men can negotiate. Prisoners cannot enter into contracts.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 13

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

Oliver Goldsmith
Total votes: 9

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 14

You utter a vow, or forge a signature, and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman, or prison.

Bronislaw Malinowski
Total votes: 10

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

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 11

We shall not yield to violence. We shall not be deprived of union freedoms. We shall never agree with sending people to prison for their convictions.

Lech Walesa
Total votes: 10

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

Jeffrey Archer
Total votes: 9