prison quotes

Just look at the great Nelson Mandela. He came out of prison and saved his entire country. Some of the best people in the world have spent time in prison.George Foreman

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline.Michel Foucault

Lawyers are very, very good at keeping you out of prison, but they will sacrifice your reputation and credibility to do so.Barney Frank

Privatizing bits of the prison industry was a step in the right direction, but what we didn't have - until recently - were proper instruments for incentivizing the judiciary. That's what the 'kids for cash' judges were apparently experimenting with.Thomas Frank

That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.Antonia Fraser

What's happened at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq is one of the grossest violations of human rights under the Geneva Conventions that we have record of. It is simply monstrous.Carlos Fuentes

I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten.Henry Louis Gates

America is the greatest nation ever founded. The ideals are the greatest ever espoused in human history, and we just need the country to live up to them. But what I worry about are the 1 million black men in the prison system.Henry Louis Gates

I always tell people, anger is like liquid. It's fluid, it's like water. You put it in a container and it takes the shape of that container. So many people you see in prison, unleashing war on their people, they are angry, and they take their anger and put it into a violent container.Leymah Gbowee

My writing practice taught me the important thing is steadfastness. It's not necessarily discipline. Discipline can become a prison. When your spiritual practices become another thing for you to be anxious about, they've lost their usefulness.Elizabeth Gilbert

I stagnated in prison a long time, and I have wasted most of my life.Gary Gilmore

If we look at Houston, which is a very environmentally toxic place, we find that it has one of the highest levels of young men going to prison and also among the highest levels of illiteracy in the country.Danny Glover

Since 1957, black people have experienced double-digit unemployment - in good times and bad times. Look at the population of African Americans in prison. They represent more than half the population of prisoners in the country, 55 percent of those on death row.Danny Glover

You can make a very good argument that society would be much worse off if you let 10 rapists and murderers free rather than put one poor, wrongly accused accountant in prison. And so my only point on that is that it should open up an argument. It should not sort of settle one, because nobody disagrees with it.Jonah Goldberg

I've worked in the prison system for five years, and most of those folks in prison didn't have a direction.Stedman Graham

You know and we have about 60 to 70 percent black men in prison today and it's because of the negativity they have in their own hearts.Stedman Graham

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.Germaine Greer

In the deregulated realm of US banking and finance, crime does occasionally pay for its foul deeds, not in prison time but by making modest rebates to the victims.William Greider

Keeping a guy in prison costs 50,000 bucks a year. Executing one costs a couple million.John Grisham

The devil had as good have let Paul alone, for he no sooner comes into prison but he falls a preaching, at which the gates of Satan's prison fly open, and poor sinners come forth.William Gurnall