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Prison Quotes

Wicked deeds are generally done, even with impunity, for the mere desire of occupation.

Marcellinus Ammianus
Total votes: 24

The solution to our drug problem is not in incarceration.
 

Barry McCaffrey
Total votes: 14

He who opens a school door, closes a prison.

Victor Hugo
Total votes: 22

Assassination is the extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 21

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

Syrus (Publilius Syrus)
Total votes: 20

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.

Danny Glover
Total votes: 22


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 19

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

Antonin Scalia
Total votes: 21

Organized crime in America takes in over forty billion dollars a year. This is quite a profitable sum, especially when one considers that the Mafia spends very little for office supplies.

Woody Allen
Total votes: 28

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: 25

Clemency alone makes us equal to the gods.

Claudian
Total votes: 24

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: 27

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: 26

Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.

Moslih Eddin
Total votes: 19

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

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 16

The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.

Attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky (Unverfied)
Total votes: 28

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Total votes: 23

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst!

James Connolly
Total votes: 18

The power of punishment is to silence, not to confute.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 17

As we grow in wisdom, we pardon more freely.

Madame de Stael
Total votes: 24

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

Gloria Steinem
Total votes: 21

I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans
Total votes: 24

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: 25


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: 31