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In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Total votes: 12

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

Philip Emeagwali
Total votes: 11

It is certain that the study of human psychology, if it were undertaken exclusively in prisons, would also lead to misrepresentation and absurd generalizations.

Jacques Yves Cousteau
Total votes: 9


He who profits by a crime commits it.

Seneca
Total votes: 10

The reformative effect of punishment is a belief that dies hard, chiefly I think, because it is so satisfying to our sadistic impulses.
 

Bertrand Russell
Total votes: 42

Justice renders to every one his due.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 6

A variety in punishment is of utility, as well as a proportion.

George Washington
Total votes: 7

The only difference between me and my fellow actors is that I've spent more time in jail.

 

Robert Mitchum
Total votes: 8

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: 12

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

Horace Mann
Total votes: 16

No obligation to justice does force a man to be cruel, or to use the sharpest sentence.

Jeremy Taylor
Total votes: 9

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

Serbian Proverb
Total votes: 13

One man meets an infamous punishment for that crime which confers a diadem upon another.

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal)
Total votes: 15

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

Bias of Priene
Total votes: 9

Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
Total votes: 14

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: 9

Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 4

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: 16

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: 14

I know not whether laws be right, or whether laws be wrong; All that we know who lie in gaol is that the wall is strong; And that each day is like a year, a year whose days are long.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 13

What is crime amongst the multitude, is only vice among the few.

Benjamin Disraeli
Total votes: 21

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: 14

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

Clarence S. Darrow
Total votes: 8

When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.

Eric Schaub
Total votes: 10

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 5