prison quotes

Paranoia is an illness I contracted in institutions. It is not the reason for my sentences to reform school and prison. It is the effect, not the cause.Jack Henry Abbott

To be in prison so long, it's difficult to remember exactly what you did to get there.Jack Henry Abbott

I've wanted somehow to convey to you the sensations - the atmospheric pressure, you might say - of what it is to be seriously a long-term prisoner in an American prison.Jack Henry Abbott

When I arrived in prison, they locked the prison down that day because the media was all over the place.Jack Abramoff

Prison's a walk in the park compared with being sectioned, mate, it really is.Adam Ant

Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.Jeffrey Archer

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

And I did wonder - because it's now three years ago since I left prison - whether there would come a time when I would forget it, or it would be in the past as anything else might be - no, it's there every day of my life.Jeffrey Archer

I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.Jeffrey Archer

I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.Jeffrey Archer

Very few people deserted me when I went to prison. They stayed loyal.Jeffrey Archer

But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison - two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.Jeffrey Archer

Well I think after leaving prison, and having written three diaries about life in prison, it became a sort of a new challenge to write another novel, to write a new novel.Jeffrey Archer

I will say that the prison regime is rather a good one for a writer because you have plenty of time to write.Mary Archer

Within yourself deliverance must be searched for, because each man makes his own prison.Edwin Arnold

His tenacity is unmatched in my opinion. Incredible how someone could have suffered that long and come back out of prison with such a good heart and positive things to say and do.Maurice Ashley

When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.Julian Assange

As we have seen, WikiLeaks is a robust organization. During my time in solitary confinement in the basement of a Victorian prison, we continue to release, our media partners continued to write stories. The important revelations from this material continue to come out. We have approximately 2,000 cables into 250,000.Julian Assange

Hitler had a police state of the first order. And those who showed any sign of being weak-kneed faced prison or often summary execution. That prevented a lot of people who knew that the war was not going to turn out well for Germany from giving up.Rick Atkinson

Instead of putting someone in prison for being a hooligan, give him a choice. He may have beaten someone up and he's got eight years, but tell him you can do eight years inside or spend five years in the Army. Put him in the Parachute Regiment, they'd soon sort him out.David Bailey