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Prison Quotes

The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.

George Bernard Shaw
Total votes: 27

Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
Total votes: 26

It is better that ten guilty persons escape, than that one innocent suffer.

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 21

A country is in a bad state, which is governed only by laws; because a thousand things occur for which laws cannot provide, and where authority ought to interpose.

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 25

The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.

David Herbert Lawrence
Total votes: 20


While crime is punished it yet increases.

Seneca
Total votes: 20

In the halls of justice, the only justice is in the halls.

Lenny Bruce
Total votes: 28

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 25

I just remember that disturbing feeling of walking into that prison, the complete loss of privacy, the complete loss of stimulation, dignity.

Cybill Shepherd
Total votes: 21

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

Henry Ward Beecher
Total votes: 29

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: 24

We who live in prison, and in whose lives there is no event but sorrow, have to measure time by throbs of pain, and the record of bitter moments.

Oscar Wilde
Total votes: 25

Experts and the educated elite have replaced what worked with what sounded good. Society was far more civilized before they took over our schools, prisons, welfare programs, police departments and courts. It's high time we ran these people out of our lives and went back to common sense.

Walter E. Williams
Total votes: 31

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
You voted 5. Total votes: 33

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

Craig L. Thomas
You voted 5. Total votes: 21

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

Aristotle
Total votes: 28

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: 29

Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Total votes: 26

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: 23

To be at peace in crime! Ah, who can thus flatter himself.

Voltaire
Total votes: 22

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 32

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: 36

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 24

They're not supposed to show prison films in prison. Especially ones that are about escaping.

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 23

Concepts of justice must have hands and feet to carry out justice in every case in the shortest possible time and the lowest possible cost. That is the challenge to every lawyer and judge in America.

Warren E. Burger
Total votes: 23