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Prison Quotes

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 30

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 24


Karl Menninger
Total votes: 23

You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
Total votes: 26


Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.

Walter Savage Landor
Total votes: 31

The best situation of all, and one frequently utilized, is for jails and prisons to allow volunteer ministers of all faiths to enter prisons and offer their services to the inmates who want them. That way, the religious needs of inmates are met but without government funds being spent.

Kent Willis
Total votes: 32

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.

Friedrich Engels
Total votes: 31

No matter how you seem to fatten on a crime, that can never be good for the bee which is bad for the hive.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Total votes: 27

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.

Fredrich August von Hayek
Total votes: 29

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 29

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 35

Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Cyril Connolly
Total votes: 31

Laws do not persuade just because they threaten.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Total votes: 37

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

Frederick Langbridge
Total votes: 39

It was only when I lay there on the rotting prison straw that I sensed within myself the first stirrings of good. Gradually it was disclosed to me that the line separating good and evil passes not between states nor between social classes nor between political parties, but right through every human heart, through all human hearts. And that is why I turn back to the years of my imprisonment and say, sometimes to the astonishment of those about me, bless you, prison, for having been a part of my life.

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Total votes: 29

I existed in a world that never is - the prison of the mind.

Gene Tierney
Total votes: 43

Intellectual despair results in neither weakness nor dreams, but in violence. It is only a matter of knowing how to give vent to one's rage; whether one only wants to wander like madmen around prisons, or whether one wants to overturn them.

Georges Bataille
Total votes: 39

One crime has to be concealed by another.

Seneca
Total votes: 35

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: 33

Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released - to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
Total votes: 40

There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.

Ramsey Clark
Total votes: 37

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 30

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

Joyce Cary
Total votes: 29

In prisons, those things withheld from and denied to the prisoner become precisely what he wants most of all.

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 30

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 34