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We have our own system, ... and journalists in our system are not put in prison for embarrassing the government by revealing things the government might not wish to have revealed. The important thing is that our system, under which journalists can write without fear or favor, should continue.

Chris Patten
Total votes: 13

The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.

H. L. Mencken
Total votes: 9

Taught from infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.

Mary Wollstonecraft
Total votes: 12

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

Samuel Johnson
Total votes: 10

In my country we go to prison first and then become President.

Nelson Mandela
Total votes: 7

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

Charles W. Colson
Total votes: 11

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

Edmund Burke
Total votes: 7

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: 10

Extreme justice is extreme injustice.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero)
Total votes: 13

Pardon is the virtue of victory.

Giuseppe Mazzini
Total votes: 9

No man should be judge in his own case.

Legal Maxim
Total votes: 5

How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong.

Sophocles
Total votes: 5

Man is condemned to be free.

Jean-Paul Sartre
Total votes: 16

There are only two places in the world where time takes precedence over the job to be done. School and prison.

William Glasser
Total votes: 9

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

Suge Knight
Total votes: 13

Steal goods and you’ll go to prison, steal lands and you are a king.

Japanese Proverb
Total votes: 12


Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Total votes: 8

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

Steve Buscemi
Total votes: 12

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

Eldridge Cleaver
Total votes: 9

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

Sir William Blackstone
Total votes: 11

No written law has been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.

Carrie Chapman Catt
Total votes: 8

It is the spirit and not the form of law that keeps justice alive.

Earl Warren
Total votes: 12

On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.

Robert Anton Wilson
Total votes: 6

Overlook our deeds, since you know that crime was absent from our inclination.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso)
Total votes: 18

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