prison quotes

I'm a prison abolitionist because the prison system as it is set up is just not working. It's horrible.Ava DuVernay

Why would anyone expect Tyson to come out smarter? He went to prison for four years, not Princeton.Lou Duva

If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom.Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.Philip Emeagwali

The martyr cannot be dishonored. Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame; every prison a more illustrious abode.Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think about how much it costs to incarcerate someone. Do we want them just sitting in prison, lifting weights, becoming violent and thinking about the next crime? Or do we want them having a little purpose in life and learning a skill?John Ensign

Federal prison, if you get any of it, you're going to have to do 85% of it. And the reason why I called it that is because I had a friend who got sent to the federal joint and his whole... it wasn't about him being in jail. He cried about the 85%.Mike Epps

When I played, the owners had the power. The prisoners are running the prison now, not the warden. The warden is strong and he has say so but, the balance of power is definitely with the players.Julius Erving

The reason I'm not more political is because I have music. And from a young age, I needed it. After prison, my father came to America, joined the Army, fought in Vietnam - and was exposed to Agent Orange. He died a slow, horrible death. Music was my escape.Gloria Estefan

I used to teach acting in a maximum security men's prison. I worked with guys with the most dysfunctional behavior problems. I probably learned more there than from my prestigious theater degree.Diane Farr

I wish I could undo what I did at Enron but I can't. I understand that I deserve punishment. Your honor, I accept the prison sentence that you are about to impose and will serve it without bitterness.Andrew Fastow

I was separated from my wife at the time. A lot of people think I wrote it about prison.Freddy Fender

I got a fan letter on the back of a prison menu. And I remember thinking, 'Well, they get pie. It's not so bad. They get pie on the weekends.' I want to say blueberry and also a Boston cream pie. Not so bad.Tina Fey

I'm still friendly with Dean. He still calls me on the phone from time to time. John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some time in prison for his role in Watergate.Fred F. Fielding

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.W. C. Fields

I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power.Fernando Flores

When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.Fernando Flores

Well, one thing, you got to stand in a courtroom and listen to a judge sentencing you to 25 years in prison before you realize that freedom of expression can no longer be taken for granted.Larry Flynt

It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.Malcolm Forbes