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Prison Quotes: "Some men, under the pressure of incarceration, showed true mettle, while others revealed themselves as less than what they had appeared to be."

Some men, under the pressure of incarceration, showed true mettle, while others revealed themselves as less than what they had appeared to be.




Prison Quotes: "They found him guilty, and brother, if Maine had the death penalty, he would have done the airdance before that spring's crocuses poked their heads out of the dirt."

They found him guilty, and brother, if Maine had the death penalty, he would have done the airdance before that spring's crocuses poked their heads out of the dirt.



Prison Quotes: "I had as lief have the foppery of freedom as the morality of imprisonment."

I had as lief have the foppery of freedom as the morality of imprisonment.



Prison Quotes: "While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells."

While we have prisons it matters little which of us occupy the cells.




Prison Quotes: "Under a government which imprisons any unjustly the true place for a just man is also a prison."

Under a government which imprisons any unjustly the true place for a just man is also a prison.



Prison Quotes: "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."

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.



Prison Quotes: "In here I'm the guy who can get things for you... outside all you need is the Yellow Pages. I don't think I could make it."

In here I'm the guy who can get things for you... outside all you need is the Yellow Pages. I don't think I could make it.





Prison Quotes: "Do you imagine that a city can continue to exist and not be turned upside down, if the legal judgments which are pronounced in it have no force but are nullified and destroyed by private persons?"

Do you imagine that a city can continue to exist and not be turned upside down, if the legal judgments which are pronounced in it have no force but are nullified and destroyed by private persons?



Prison Quotes: "It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones."

It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.



Prison Quotes: "[Prison Break is] one of the craziest, most unpredictable roller-coaster rides on TV today."

[Prison Break is] one of the craziest, most unpredictable roller-coaster rides on TV today.



Prison Quotes: "The inmates made jokes about the chair, the way people always make jokes about things that frighten them but can't be gotten away from."

The inmates made jokes about the chair, the way people always make jokes about things that frighten them but can't be gotten away from.




Prison Quotes: "The wide corridor up the centre of E Block was floored with linoleum the colour of tired old limes, and so what was the Last Mile at other prisons was called the Green Mile at Cold Mountain."

The wide corridor up the centre of E Block was floored with linoleum the colour of tired old limes, and so what was the Last Mile at other prisons was called the Green Mile at Cold Mountain.



Prison Quotes: "One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny."

One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.



Prison Quotes: "When you spend your life taking care of mudmen, you can't help getting a little dirty yourself."

When you spend your life taking care of mudmen, you can't help getting a little dirty yourself.



Prison Quotes: "It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape."

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.



Prison Quotes: "I am afraid the greatest prison that people live in is the fear what other people think... Grow up & lose the fear."

I am afraid the greatest prison that people live in is the fear what other people think... Grow up & lose the fear.



Prison Quotes: "The damn vermin are so numerous that I am afraid to sneeze, for fear the damned lice would regard it as gong for dinner, and eat me up - Robert Cobb Kennedy"

The damn vermin are so numerous that I am afraid to sneeze, for fear the damned lice would regard it as gong for dinner, and eat me up - Robert Cobb Kennedy



Prison Quotes: "Thinking Reports enable the prisoners to wash their brains, and become new!" he announced cheerfully. "Washing the brain is very important to your reform, and improving your real situation."

Thinking Reports enable the prisoners to wash their brains, and become new!" he announced cheerfully. "Washing the brain is very important to your reform, and improving your real situation.



Prison Quotes: "Every society has the criminals that it deserves."

Every society has the criminals that it deserves.



Prison Quotes: "We have a racially based justice system that overpunishes, fails to rehabilitate, and doesn't make us safer."

We have a racially based justice system that overpunishes, fails to rehabilitate, and doesn't make us safer.



Prison Quotes: "Body is a home, a prison and a grave."

Body is a home, a prison and a grave.



Prison Quotes: "You’re scaring the dog, ” Trish pointed out. She rarely called me by name. They do that inprisoner of war camps, I’ve heard. Depersonalization."

You’re scaring the dog, ” Trish pointed out. She rarely called me by name. They do that inprisoner of war camps, I’ve heard. Depersonalization.



Prison Quotes: "Jail has become the biggest mental health hospital."

Jail has become the biggest mental health hospital.



Prison Quotes: "But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely."

But you see, that's the gilded prison of fashion. We're riding in private jets, and meantime I was so incredibly, painfully sad and lonely.



Prison Quotes: "Put two macho groups together and give the first desperation and numbers, and the second truncheons and protective clothing, and the result is like a laboratory civil war."

Put two macho groups together and give the first desperation and numbers, and the second truncheons and protective clothing, and the result is like a laboratory civil war.



Prison Quotes: "In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now."

In 1960, when I came out of prison as an ex-convict, I had more freedom under parolee supervision than there's available... in America right now.



Prison Quotes: "He offered her power, money, status...a giant prison, all in exchange for only...her soul."

He offered her power, money, status...a giant prison, all in exchange for only...her soul.



Prison Quotes: "There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell."

There is but an inch of difference between the cushioned chamber and the padded cell.



Prison Quotes: "Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I’m on parole, that I’m not really free."

Sometimes I feel like a normal person. Sometimes I forget I’m on parole, that I’m not really free.



Prison Quotes: "Mr Moss's courtyard is railed in like a cage, lest the gentlemen who are boarding with him should take a fancy to escape from his hospitality."

Mr Moss's courtyard is railed in like a cage, lest the gentlemen who are boarding with him should take a fancy to escape from his hospitality.



Prison Quotes: "When I pass the bar, you'll be barred from bars but put behind them."

When I pass the bar, you'll be barred from bars but put behind them.



Prison Quotes: "Prisons are built to break men, and when men are broken society has consummated its revenge"

Prisons are built to break men, and when men are broken society has consummated its revenge



Prison Quotes: "the black man today will only find solitude in one place: prison. ironically, he becomes most free while incarcerated."

the black man today will only find solitude in one place: prison. ironically, he becomes most free while incarcerated.



Prison Quotes: "Speaking of banging, when’s McSailor getting home?” Kirsten’s smirk was the size of Texas.Sophie had to smile. “Crude. You’re crude, roomie."

Speaking of banging, when’s McSailor getting home?” Kirsten’s smirk was the size of Texas.Sophie had to smile. “Crude. You’re crude, roomie.



Prison Quotes: "Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment."

Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.



Prison Quotes: "Her recoil confirmed the disgust Grant felt inside. Who was he kidding, trying to put Vladimir and Andrei behind bars? He was no different from his father. Then he remembered Sophie’s"

Her recoil confirmed the disgust Grant felt inside. Who was he kidding, trying to put Vladimir and Andrei behind bars? He was no different from his father. Then he remembered Sophie’s



Prison Quotes: "{...]I began to feel tears of frustration build up in my eyes, yearning to free themselves from their glandular prisons."

{...]I began to feel tears of frustration build up in my eyes, yearning to free themselves from their glandular prisons.



Prison Quotes: "Not every one of us are born or made free of our own prisons to the extent of ourselves."

Not every one of us are born or made free of our own prisons to the extent of ourselves.



Prison Quotes: "The eyes of god are upon you, I mean the eyes of society. We are prisoners of societies in which we live"

The eyes of god are upon you, I mean the eyes of society. We are prisoners of societies in which we live



Prison Quotes: "The greatest prison in the universe is an ignorant mind."

The greatest prison in the universe is an ignorant mind.



Prison Quotes: "Once in jail or you just go in prison for a reason you don't have rights... So be wise, think twice and don't go there!"

Once in jail or you just go in prison for a reason you don't have rights... So be wise, think twice and don't go there!



Prison Quotes: "A prisoner should know that there are thousands of imprisoned freemen living in this world…jailed in their own society, handcuffed by duties.."

A prisoner should know that there are thousands of imprisoned freemen living in this world…jailed in their own society, handcuffed by duties..



Prison Quotes: "Who cut him?' Sam liked saying things like 'Who cut him?' It reminded him of being a kid and watching prison movies, which is probably why prisoners talked like that, too."

Who cut him?' Sam liked saying things like 'Who cut him?' It reminded him of being a kid and watching prison movies, which is probably why prisoners talked like that, too.



Prison Quotes: "A mind enclosed in language is in prison."

A mind enclosed in language is in prison.



Prison Quotes: "Most doctors are prisoners of their education and shackled by their profession."

Most doctors are prisoners of their education and shackled by their profession.



Prison Quotes: "The critical issues here concern what is right, what is just -- not the balancing of benefits."

The critical issues here concern what is right, what is just -- not the balancing of benefits.



Prison Quotes: "The best stories will come from jail, the people which are in the prison, also and from the victims."

The best stories will come from jail, the people which are in the prison, also and from the victims.



Prison Quotes: "Don’t sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind?"

Don’t sanctuaries become prisons, and vice versa, foremost in the mind?