Top 555 Prison Quotes

We have collected the best Prison Quotes by famous authors including Alan K. Simpson, Elisha Cuthbert, Michel Foucault, Laura Prepon, Daniel Drew and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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If children who commit crimes are not given the opportunity of a second chance, they may die in prison for acts made before having developed the cognitive and emotional skills needed to make informed and smart decisions and choices.

Alan K. Simpson
Yeah, I’ve gotten a few letters from prison.

Elisha Cuthbert
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
When you’re in prison, and we’re left to our own devices, you’re stripped of everything, and you really get to see who these people are, the good and the bad.

Laura Prepon
He who sells what isn’t his’n, Must buy it back or go to prison.

Daniel Drew
Wrong believing puts people in a prison. Even though there are no physical shackles, wrong believing causes its inmates to behave as though they were incarcerated in a maximum-security penitentiary.

Joseph Prince
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small, confined space.

Gloria Steinem
The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.

Fidel Castro
It’s a monstrous idea to put people in prison and keep them there.

Molly Ivins
I’ll stay in my house and watch ‘Lockup,’ the prison show.

Missy Elliott
A Sunday school is a prison in which children do penance for the evil conscience of their parents.

H. L. Mencken
In December of 1990, just before my eighth birthday, I left China for the United States. My father was a political dissident, and after he was released from prison, we joined my mother in a little town in the mountains of Utah. It was quite a change from my hometown of Shanghai, a city of 25 million people.

Leana S. Wen
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
It’s very hard to be cut off in Glasgow because it’s such a small city. You know, we have the highest rate of per-capita imprisonment, certainly in Britain, maybe in Europe. We have a very high murder rate here. So most people will know someone who’s been to prison.

Denise Mina
I’ve got a lot to say about my life, about what I went through in prison and about what my family went through.

In a system where ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is the ultimate maxim, a person who is charged but not yet convicted of a minor crime should not be sent to prison merely because he or she lacks the financial ability to post bail.

Chris Sununu
I saw worse stuff inside prison than I ever saw in the streets.

Bernard Hopkins
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.

Antonia Fraser
I realized that I got problems bigger than anything that can happen in prison. So I started reading books, talking to people who had a head on their shoulders, sold my TV and just got a whole bunch of books.

Tee Grizzley
The world is a horrible place, but no one worries because we have all been pacified by anodyne television in which incorruptible cops solve crimes, crusading lawyers keep the innocent out of prison, and streetwise social workers rescue children from abuse.

Jed Mercurio
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.

Merle Haggard
I went from 198 pounds to 109 while I was in prison in France, and I had to tie my clothes on with rope.

Frank Abagnale
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 at some point I would like to meet my dad. He’s in prison in the U.S. for life, so it’s about figuring out where he is stationed and making time to see him.

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

Henry David Thoreau
I wrote a lot of lyrics in prison, but they’d all be like, ‘Crawls upon the shoulders, hatred in the eyes.’ I wrote about 50 songs in there that were all about jail. I’ve come out and thought, ‘I’ve only served eight weeks; I can’t really write a concept album about jail.’

Ian Brown
The prison industrial complex is perhaps, at least domestically, the most striking example of us putting profit before people. It all stems from one basic misunderstanding: that the public good can be shepherded by private interests.

Eugene Jarecki
The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions – everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others.

Ted Nelson
Prison service vans that travel 90 miles to take a prisoner 90 yards; paedophiles free to leer at children in the very parks where they have committed horrific crimes.

Trevor Phillips
Each time I left prison, I left with the resolve to get my life together, to get a job, to get back on track. And each time, the task became more and more and more daunting.

Susan Burton
I’ve been an activist since I was a teenager. I was always curious about what we would now call social justice. I remember just trying to navigate growing up poor in an overpoliced environment with a single mother and a father who was in and out of prison.

Patrisse Cullors
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
Prison officers face enormous pressure. The levels of violence inside our prisons are too high.

David Lidington
By the way, the food in prison was disgusting. Like, baked beans every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Ronnie Radke
Are there any good guys on ‘Prison Break?’ I suppose there might be. I can’t honestly say whether I’m a good guy or a bad guy or I’m a good guy in wolf’s clothing or sheep’s clothing.

Chris Vance
Prison is essentially a shortage of space made up for by a surplus of time; to an inmate, both are palpable.

Joseph Brodsky
Work was always necessary to survive. Then I decided the goal should be to survive without working. But now I have much more work than I had before. Hunting for freedom, I’ve found the real prison. but at least it’s a prison I’ve chosen for myself.

Maurizio Cattelan
When I made ‘Real,’ I recorded it over the phone in prison. I did it in a week. I had no idea what it was going to sound like. I couldn’t even listen to the masters before it came out, I couldn’t listen to 90% of the beats. I recorded 21 songs in seven days.

Anuel AA
I want to see prison numbers come down. We need better custody that cuts reoffending and crime. And we need to ensure judges, magistrates and the public have full confidence in the other penalties available.

David Lidington
Women now have choices. They can be married, not married, have a job, not have a job, be married with children, unmarried with children. Men have the same choice we’ve always had: work, or prison.

Tim Allen
My first concept was for a game in which you were a prisoner of war and simply had to escape. If you were caught, you’d be brought back to the prison. The idea was for a non-combat game.

Hideo Kojima
I’ve struggled a lot in my life with feeling like a failure. I lived in a ‘prison of perfectionism,’ holding myself to a standard I couldn’t possibly live up to. Then I became a mom, and all of a sudden, there arose even more opportunities for failure.

Sarah Drew
I’ve never seen American Idol but I am grateful to them. That show is one of Fox’s biggest moneymakers, and some of that money goes to pay for shows like Prison Break. Simon Cowell’s been signing my paychecks and for that I say thanks.

Wentworth Miller
I am a Quaker. And as everyone knows, Quakers, for 300 years, have, on conscientious ground, been against participating in war. I was sentenced to three years in federal prison because I could not religiously and conscientiously accept killing my fellow man.

Bayard Rustin
Whenever my dad wasn’t working, he’d take me along to pass out biblical tracts on street corners or in visits to the local prison.

Tony Evans
I did get a really weird fan letter from a bloke in prison. I think it was when I was doing ‘Fat Friends.’ He said he’d be happy to do an exercise routine for me, to go through a fitness regime for me. I didn’t take him up on the offer… dunno why?!

Ruth Jones
Destiny is the prison and chain of the ignorant. Understand that destiny like the water of the Nile: Water before the faithful, blood before the unbeliever.

Muhammad Iqbal
I’d go to swim practice, put my face in the water, and I didn’t have to talk to anybody. Swimming was like my escape, but it was also like this huge prison because I felt like I had to swim up to people’s standards.

Amanda Beard
Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.

Patrick McGoohan
I was an opportunist and got away with things because I was very young, but I went to prison and came out and remade my life.

Frank Abagnale
In 1990 there were about 300 scripts being written demanding the release of Nelson Mandela. And suddenly we watched Mandela walking out of prison. So those scripts had to be destroyed.

John Kani
Some artists imagine they’ve got a hold on this apparatus, which in fact has got a hold of them. As a result, they end up supporting a cultural prison that is out of their control.

Robert Smithson
This is not rocket science. If you mentor and support people when they leave prison they’re less likely to reoffend.

Chris Grayling
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.

Coretta Scott King
I believe we are nearing a time when a combination of technology and radical thinking will make it possible for much more intensive and restrictive conditions to be applied in more creative and fundamental ways outside of prison.

David Gauke
A lot of times, people say, ‘You’re so much like Loretta or Tammy Wynette.’ But I feel kind of like one of the men. I’m like David Allan Coe. I’ve been to prison, man!

Margo Price
I didn’t realize how famous I got since I went to prison. I got fan letters, but I didn’t realize it blew up like that.

Ronnie Radke
I used to regard genres as being embedded in cliches, and I always felt funny about the need we have to label things. But I’m happy to think of ‘Starred Up’ as a prison drama, although we tried to smuggle in some elements of family drama in there.

David MacKenzie
Prison is no hardship, really. I’m in the art room as an assistant to the tutor, and basically, I’m doing what I like.

Rolf Harris
I’m involved in the work around prison rights in general.

Angela Davis
You don’t need to visit a prison to know that racial inequality exists. There’s enough talk about it, especially in Silicon Valley, to know that there’s a diversity problem.

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

Nelson Mandela
When you’re in prison, you want to know that you were thought about.

Kevin Gates
I came out publicly as transgender and began hormone replacement therapy while in prison. When I was released, however, there was no quantifiable history of me existing as a transwoman. Credit and background checks automatically assumed I was committing fraud.

Chelsea Manning
Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.

Eckhart Tolle
Look at the opening sequence of ‘The Blues Brothers,’ which starts at the prison. The way it was filmed, it does not look like a comedy. I thought that was great.

Jay Chandrasekhar
I hadn’t worked for a year when I had my Prison Break audition and it was the easiest audition I’ve ever had. I got the script on Friday, went to the audition on Monday and got the part on Tuesday. I was shooting the pilot a week later. I didn’t have time to be nervous – it happened so quickly.

Wentworth Miller
The generational cycle of people returning to prison has enormous, negative impacts on all Americans, especially the family members of incarcerated people.

David Steward
When we first started to write our first movie, ‘You Are Going To Prison,’ we wanted it to be crazy and unique, brand new, our voice, not like anything that’d ever been before. It took us about a year to write our first script.

Robert Ben Garant
I loved ‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts, which is going to be made into a film. It’s an amazing story about an Australian guy who escapes from prison and his first port of call is Mumbai.

Sacha Dhawan
Our system never treated the failure of prison as a reason not to try more prison.

James Forman, Jr.
I came home to four children, and I came home to two tombstones. My mother was in one and my grandmother was in the other. They’d both passed away while I was in prison.

Angela Stanton-King
When you go to jail, you are under the supervision of the state. You are housed with people who are criminals, so that becomes the expectation. People learn to become better criminals in jail and prison.

Carl Hart
Public school felt like prison – cinderblock walls, fluorescent lights, metal lockers. It was so sterile and unstimulating.

Sufjan Stevens
I went to prison; therefore, I’ve been rehabilitated, and now I want to get on with my life. I have paid for what I did, end of story.

Boy George
Interesting enough, we had a reunion of the 12 of us who graduated, right? The only one who wasn’t there was the guy who became a priest, and he was literally in prison in Libya, for being a Catholic priest. Isn’t that interesting? Everybody else made the reunion but that guy.

Peter Jurasik
Lots of people think I went to prison. I never went to prison. I was in jail without bail.

Bobby Seale
Non-custodial sentences are certainly something to look at, more support in the community rather than within prisons is something we have to look at. There will of course still be women who need to be in prison, serious offenders, but I think there is scope to look at that number and I think that number could come down.

David Gauke
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
Operating from 1975 to 1979, S-21 became the most infamous of 196 such prison camps the Khmer Rouge established throughout Cambodia, primarily because so many of its prisoners were the purged party loyal – and because Duch’s methods were so stunningly brutal.

Michael Paterniti
When I was sixteen years old, I was sentenced to two years in prison; the Swedish government changed it, so I could go to a boarding school as part of a social programme. I was in this boarding school with some of the richest kids in Sweden.

Daniel Espinosa
Stone’s Rules exist because sometimes the truth is too painful, and the lies will land you in prison.

Roger Stone
I don’t believe we should allow thousands of violent felons to be released early from prison, nor do I believe we should reduce sentences for violent offenders in the future.

Tom Cotton
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 wanted to go into prison and come out a better person – mentally, physically. So, I read a lot of books, got my GED while I was in there, and worked out every day. Strong body, strong mind.

Ja Rule
I visited my father for the full ten years that he was in prison, so we already had a deep and loving relationship, and remembered our mother at those times.

Sam Sheppard
They were being driven to a prison, through no fault of their own, in all probability for life. In comparison, how much easier it would be to walk to the gallows than to this tomb of living horrors!

Nellie Bly
Very few people deserted me when I went to prison. They stayed loyal.

Jeffrey Archer
To try to raise a son from inside the prison walls is a very difficult thing. But I want to say to the world my son at 16 was the one who tried the most to get me out of prison.

Jim Bakker
I knew early on that I was going to prison for the rest of my life and that there was nothing that no one was going to be able to do to help me.

Isaac Wright Jr.
I suppose that’s why we watch dramas: to see the stuff that in real life you’d end up in prison for.

Tobias Menzies
After five years in prison, five years on parole, and a total of 10 years of being in hell, I can look back on it all and say I played in four NFL games. It’s incredible.

Brian Banks
Jesus Christ came into my prison cell last night, and every stone flashed like a ruby.

Samuel Rutherford
I think that fashion, for a long time, has been in a prison. Without freedom. I think that without freedom, with rules, it’s impossible to create a new story.

Alessandro Michele
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

W. C. Fields
The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolished slavery other than in prisons – but it was a lie that you regained your freedom once you left the prison gates.

Susan Burton
I’ve worked in the prison system for five years, and most of those folks in prison didn’t have a direction.

Stedman Graham
In many of the high schools in the South Bronx, more children will end up in prison than will go to college.

Jonathan Kozol
It’s difficult on a ship to get away from your job because that accommodation house, which is where seafarers live, is their workplace, it’s where they live, it’s where they relax, it’s everything, and it’s just hard to get away. And seafarers often refer to their job as being in prison with a salary.

Rose George
Fortunately for me, or unfortunately, they made me an editor of the Parish Prison Pelican. I could read and write, and I had a way with words.

Ron Shock
The English prison system is altogether mediaeval and outworn. In some of its details, the system has improved since they began to send the Suffragettes to Holloway. I may say that we, by our public denunciation of the system, have forced these slight improvements.

Emmeline Pankhurst
Some writing programs are very much like, you come in, and you have a niche that becomes yours, and, you know, you’re the dude from the streets. Or you’re the woman who was in prison.

Jennifer Konner
You have to realize that myself and others that have been wrongfully convicted of crimes, we’ve dealt with the situation. You realize that you’re not going to survive in prison or progress as a human being if you allow yourself to continue to hold on to this negative energy.

Brian Banks
A black man of my generation born in the late 1960s is more than twice as likely to go to prison in his lifetime then a black man of my father’s generation. I was born after the Voting Rights Act, after the Civil Rights Act, after the Fair Housing Act.

James Forman, Jr.
One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one’s mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten.

Emmeline Pankhurst
Let’s face it: the War on Drugs was a disaster. It may be well intentioned… but it sent millions of kids to prison, gave them felonies oftentimes when they had no violent crimes.

John Hickenlooper
Prison is a recruitment center for the army of crime. That is what it achieves.

Michel Foucault
I was held in the Mazra Tora Prison for my role as leader of the pan-Islamist organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir in Alexandria.

Maajid Nawaz
Blake said that the body was the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the ‘windows of the soul.’ When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.

Jim Morrison
In the hands of the ego, marriage is a prison. It is exclusive. It is a place where people are constantly reminded of their failures and limited by the energies of another person. It is rife with judgment and blame.

Marianne Williamson
Prison is not meant to be comfortable. It’s not meant to be somewhere anyone would ever want to go back to.

Chris Grayling
Don’t hire a prison consultant.

Abby Lee Miller
We can’t have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet. If the president died, we’d have no idea. There’s no normalcy. It’s just like prison, with cameras.

Nicole Polizzi
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
Under the previous regime of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, I was detained. So was my wife, Serkalem Fasil. She gave birth to our son in prison in 2005.

Eskinder Nega
I didn’t mind the 23 hours a day solitary confinement for the majority of the time, because after the first few years in prison, when I stopped being angry and started to like myself and understand myself, it was OK. I still enjoy my own company sometimes.

Nick Yarris
I’ve shot films in locations that have seemed haunted. I shot a film in a maximum-security prison in Russia. Part of it was on a psychiatric ward – there were definitely some creepy vibes there.

Norman Reedus
When I was released from prison 15 years ago, I was given a $25 check and a bus ticket and told to start my life over.

Angela Stanton-King
The Federal prison population has increased more than 7-fold over the past 20 years.

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

Steve Buscemi
The prison industrial complex, to put it in its crassest term, is a system of industrial mass incarceration. So there’s what you call bureaucratic thrust behind it. It’s hard to shut off because politicians rely upon the steady flow of jobs to their district that the prison system and its related industries promise.

Eugene Jarecki
The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell.

George W. Bush
The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world. Many of those people deserve to be in prison; however, some of them do not.

Rand Paul
Playing the role of Christ was like being in a prison. It was the hardest part I’ve ever had to play in my life. I couldn’t smoke or drink in public. I couldn’t.

Max von Sydow
Trying to explain the First Step Act in prison reform in a tweet or Facebook post is not easy.

Brad Parscale
Those revolutionaries who have, by chance, escaped the gallows should live and show to the world that they cannot only embrace gallows for the ideal but also bear the worst type of tortures in the dark, dingy prison cells.

Bhagat Singh
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
I personally am very active with the women’s prison association, and I designed a locket, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the women’s prison association.

Alysia Reiner
Prison Break is so far-fetched, I had to make viewers believe that Michael is capable of making the impossible possible.

Wentworth Miller
I’m enjoying prison ministry, particularly with the women in Hudson County Jail who have suffered tremendously in their lives.

James McGreevey
I circumnavigated the globe while I was sitting in a prison. It was wonderful because I kept defeating those walls they put around me.

Nick Yarris
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Prison makes an interesting context for so many different characters to come together. You get to see what lines get drawn between people.

Yael Stone
There’s a hierarchy in prison, and I was right at the top.

Tommy Chong
Going to prison actually helped save my life, I believe.

At 18, I could have not been here. I could have been another statistic. All the odds were in favour of my just going to prison at that age. I had no visions of being a superstar.

Big Narstie
I understood law enforcement in such a way that I was able to get a law enforcement officer, a veteran, to actually come clean and admit fault, even though he was facing prison time.

Isaac Wright Jr.
I don’t often do a lot of that kind of research, but when it’s something specific like ‘Oz’ – which I fortunately did not have a lot of experience with – I will. I read ‘The Hot House,’ about being on the inside at Leavenworth prison.

J. K. Simmons
I’ve got one younger brother who can do prison like his breakfast, but I’m not built for it.

When I wrote ‘The World Is Flat,’ I said the world is flat. Yeah, we’re all connected. Facebook didn’t exist; Twitter was a sound; the cloud was in the sky; 4G was a parking place; LinkedIn was a prison; applications were what you sent to college; and Skype, for most people, was a typo.

Thomas Friedman
Though you’d never know it from reading the academic literature, some people in minority communities even see prison as potentially positive for individuals as well as for communities.

Heather Mac Donald
You wake up one day and you realize that all these years have gone by and I have this mortgage and I have this couch and I have this life and… is this going to be my prison?

Lynn Shelton
There’s no doubt I expect to die in prison.

Jack Kevorkian
My worst memory is living through the 1989 riot in Huntingdon Prison.

Nick Yarris
Don Siegelman should be a star in the Democratic Party. Instead, he’s a former elected official sentenced to prison by a right-wing judge in Alabama.

Mimi Kennedy
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
I was in a form of a prison: not necessarily with bars, but I was locked to that machine three days a week, and I couldn’t plan work, I couldn’t plan vacations, I couldn’t plan dinner, I couldn’t plan homework, I couldn’t plan nothing because at the end of the day, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, I had to be at dialysis.

Grizz Chapman
I made a movie where I played a girl that just got out of prison and we shot it very very quickly but very intensely-that took me a long time to get over.

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

Eldridge Cleaver
Across the nation, there are thousands of individuals serving life or life-equivalent sentences for crimes they committed as children. This means they will likely die in prison without a chance to prove to society they are worthy of a second chance.

Alan K. Simpson
Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.

Philip Zimbardo
We were all blocked from western media, outside information. We were captured in a virtual prison cell. People would disappear in the middle of the night – not every day, but sometimes. We hear about it, and we never knew what happened inside the prison camps. I learned about them after I escaped.

Lee Hyeon-seo
Nobody wants to get locked up, although ‘locked up’ is a matter of perspective. There can be people who are out who are in prison mentally and emotionally and worse off than those who are behind bars.

Wesley Snipes
The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Israel Zangwill
People in general have a preconceived idea of what prison is, from seeing documentaries or whatever.

Laura Prepon
We rarely have good alternatives to offer to prison – that’s our default.

James Forman, Jr.
Prison was tough on me. I saw people in prison that made me ashamed I was a human being. Some make Qaddafi and Idi Amin look like Sunday-school teachers.

Evel Knievel
I had to grow up in prison for something I did not do.

Amanda Knox
My dad was assistant governor of the prison, so there were times when he would bring some of that discipline home. He was the enforcer, whereas my mother, who was a stay-at-home mum, was always the pacifier.

Viv Richards
Shyne’s my man. I’ve been talking to him and I was talking to him all through his prison sentence. He’s always remained a loyal person to me.

Scott Storch
He who sells what isn’t his’n, Must buy it back or go to prison.

Daniel Drew
Granddad was deported to a Siberian prison camp at the age of 15.

Katie Melua
I’ve been going to visit people in prison since I was a kid.

Yo Gotti
I’m not excusing crime or those who bring poison into the community, but I do want brothers and sisters in prison to know someone cares.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you go to prison, you don’t feel like a superstar. It really humbles you as a person.

Remy Ma
I always knew I’d get caught sooner or later. And I knew I would end up going to prison.

Frank Abagnale
Some prison officials are determined to keep the people they lock in cages as ignorant as possible about the racial, social, and political forces that have made the United States the most punitive nation on earth. Perhaps they worry the truth might actually set the captives free.

Michelle Alexander
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
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.

Richard Lovelace
One of the incredible things about doing a show like this is that Jason Sudeikis has it all mapped out in his head. I imagine it’s a bit like the tattoos in ‘Prison Break.’ If you cut Jason open, it’s probably like that, but with the story of ‘Ted Lasso.’

Phil Dunster
In my mind, there was never a thought that I wasn’t going to find a way to get myself out of prison.

Isaac Wright Jr.
All of a sudden, I don’t have a leg. I’m in a wheelchair. I have half a foot; I can’t even walk to the bathroom. I’m in a bed, I can’t move, and I felt like those four walls were my prison.

Lauren Wasser
Private-sector firms are increasingly active in the prison industry and they and the militantly unionized correctional officers, almost all unskilled labor, constantly lead public demands for more criminal statutes and more draconian penalties.

Conrad Black
One of the frustrations of prison life, which is also one of its intended consequences, is that the prisoner is made ineffective. He is unable to be of much use. The aim is to render him powerless.

Hisham Matar
Why you kill me? I never did you anything. Not kill me! I beg not to be locked up. Never let me out of my prison – not kill me! You kill me before I understand what life is. You must tell me why you locked me up!

Kaspar Hauser
America should meet its obligations in the form of Social Security, Medicare, our ability to pay our military, legally binding legislation that allows unemployment compensation, the judiciary, the federal court system, the federal prison system, all those kinds of things have to be paid for.

Bill Johnson
I come from Eastside Buffalo and prison cells. That’s the beauty about hip-hop. It just brings everybody together.

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

Nelson Mandela
But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.

Jeffrey Archer
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is, that things are what they are and will be what they will be.

Oscar Wilde
The one public system in which America goes out of its way to provide services to African-Americans is prison.

Nicholas Kristof
When you’re in prison, you either embrace religion or you reject it. I embraced it; it was a very spiritual time for me.

Henrique Capriles Radonski
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
I have left my home, my family, and my job, and I am raising my voice. To do otherwise would betray those who languish in prison. I can speak when so many cannot.

Jamal Khashoggi
I am used to Suge’s behavior, most of our relationship was under the shadow of him being in and out of prison and always being in trouble.

When I type ‘The End,’ it’s like being paroled from prison.

Clive Cussler
‘Unforgiven’ gave me the opportunity to be a complete changeling: the blonde hair, the research that I did at the prison. It changed the perception of me.

Suranne Jones
I, Master John Hus, in chains and in prison, now standing on the shore of this present life and expecting on the morrow a dreadful death, which will, I hope, purge away my sins, find no heresy in myself, and accept with all my heart any truth whatsoever that is worthy of belief.

Jan Hus
I was sentenced in 1991 to life in prison.

Isaac Wright Jr.
It was hard to play the drums at all when I got out of prison.

Varg Vikernes
Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.

Rush Limbaugh
As an independent person, I find it difficult being dependent for everything, for even my food and medicine, to the prison authorities. I have had to fight through the courts for everything, including even physiotherapy, which is my right under the jail manual.

Asif Ali Zardari
Home is where you are appreciated, safe and protected, creative, and where you are loved – not where you are put in prison.

Nawal El Saadawi
That’s what prison did for me, it isolated me, you know, it polished me up like a stone.

Jayson Williams
After doing two years in prison, trust me, I’ve seen a lot of tough guys pray. They’re not just praying for themselves; they’re praying for their family and the people they’ve let down.

Ja Rule
A lot of the best of what’s come from working on ‘Orange Is the New Black’ is working with the Women’s Prison Association and kind of getting to see firsthand what they do for incarcerated women.

Madeline Brewer
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
When I was released from prison, I didn’t want to leave my house for the first three months.

Ashley Walters
In ‘The Next Three Days,’ even though it was a prison breakout movie, I was asking myself, ‘What would I do? How far would I go for the woman I loved? How far would I go, and what would I do when the person then told me that they were guilty? Could I still believe in them?’ So it was very personal.

Paul Haggis
Prison has humbled me in a lot of ways, because when you go to prison, I became 11 R 2024 you know, I wasn’t Ja Rule the superstar. I wasn’t any of that. I was just a regular inmate.

Ja Rule
We think of our prison inmates as the dregs of society, and we scorn them and push them off to the side and forget about them. We have to remember that they are humans, and they have rights, and yes, they did wrong, but we all have one shot at doing wrong, you know?

Adrienne C. Moore
I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.

Jeffrey Archer
After twelve years in prison, I think I have listened to the radio maybe 30-40 times in all, and only when I have been without even a TV.

Varg Vikernes
No one wants to be sent to prison, including me.

Joshua Wong
Today is the day to break free from the prison of the person you know yourself to be and step into a self you have yet to know. Will it be comfortable? No, but do it anyway.

Debbie Ford
There was a prison guard that introduced me to pro wrestling and I needed a hobby, so I devoted myself to it – I lived it, ate it and slept it and that’s how I became MVP. So people might think MVP was an overnight success, but I had to travel a long way to get there.

Montel Vontavious Porter
I didn’t spend a lot of time with prison guards, but my father was an assistant district attorney for a long time so I was always hearing stories about prisoners and prison guards.

Taylor Schilling
Abortion opponents know full well that the public would not abide putting women in prison en masse. Politically, it’s more palatable to portray them as irrational, ignorant, and childlike, perhaps even temporarily insane.

Katha Pollitt
On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. That was quite a startling prediction, but in some respects, he was right on both counts!

Richard Branson
I mean, we’ve had all these awful pictures from the prison in Iraq and these sort of memos floating around about justifying torture, all this kind of stuff. And it makes you want to take a shower, you know?

Ron Reagan
I would make the case that the vast majority of prisoners leave prison and go back into society. We share that society with them and what sort of people do we want them to be.

David Gauke
The U.S. prison system, over all, disproportionately affects black and brown people, but people of color are overrepresented to a greater degree in private prisons.

Clint Smith
People return home from prison and face legal discrimination in virtually all areas of social and economic and political life. They are legally discriminated against employment, barred from public housing, and denied other public benefits.

Michelle Alexander
The Human Rights Convention was written by Conservatives in the aftermath of the Second World War. It was designed to combat the risk of another Holocaust, and to try to stop people being sent to prison camps without trial.

Chris Grayling
When people hear the term ‘political prisoner,’ especially on the Left, it becomes a kind of abstraction. Folks are aware of injustice, and they’re aware that there are folks in prison who are in prison, you know, largely because of their activism.

Ta-Nehisi Coates
‘Prison Break’ on Netflix has generated a whole new generation of viewers.

Dana Walden
When I was in prison, a lot of my friends blew me away. But Stephen Fry wrote to me. It was very humbling.

Boy George
I got my GED in prison.

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

Gary Gilmore
I got rounded up by the police in Quito as I didn’t have my passport with me. I was in prison for a night, which was pretty frightening, made more so when one of my male companions started crying.

Ben Fogle
Chopper Read attended a writing school I gave for inmates at Risdon Prison in Hobart many years ago. Even if I hadn’t known about his hacked-off ears and his criminal history, I’d have found him powerful and compelling.

Garry Disher
It doesn’t help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.

Stephen Breyer
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap – people shouldn’t read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
You don’t send people to prison on the basis of what other people imagine, or on the basis of media sound bites like ‘shooting an unarmed child,’ when that ‘child’ was beating him bloody.

Thomas Sowell
I really don’t pay attention to the outside world when I’m incarcerated, because being in prison is like being in a different world. So I don’t pay attention to what’s going on outside of jail, because it’s all beyond my control.

Kevin Gates
Nelson Mandela sat in a South African prison for 27 years. He was nonviolent. He negotiated his way out of jail. His honor and suffering of 27 years in a South African prison is really ultimately what brought about the freedom of South Africa. That is nonviolence.

Coretta Scott King
If you desecrate a white grave, you wind up sitting in prison. But desecrate an Indian grave, and you get a Ph.D.

Gerald Vizenor
I went to this rubbish school. I asked the careers master what he thought that I was going to do with my life, and he said I could always visit criminals in prison.

Emily Thornberry
Prison’s a walk in the park compared with being sectioned, mate, it really is.

Adam Ant
No 22-year-old should have to enter the real world already in a virtual debtors’ prison.

Michael Moore
There are people who went to prison, died, gave their life so Obama could be president of the United States.

Lela Rochon
Dogmas are collective conceptual prisons. And the strange thing is that people love their prison cells because they give them a sense of security and a false sense of ‘I know.’ Nothing has inflicted more suffering on humanity than its dogmas.

Eckhart Tolle
Listen, the conditions in prison as a whole – you’re not sleeping in a comfortable bed, you’re not eating good food, and this is for long periods of time.

Michael Sorrentino
You can’t be sent away to prison for life and feel OK about it.

Damian Lewis
During my time in prison, I told myself that I wanted to be a part of the solution and not the problem.

Michael Vick
Art led the way for me to recover. He got out of prison before me and started traveling all over the world before I did. He showed me by example that it could be done, and I’ll always love him for that.

Frank Morgan
I’ll tell you what I think is not okay. Have you ever seen that show on MSNBC, ‘Lockup?’ It’s a reality show that takes place inside a prison. Do the prisoners have to sign release forms? Or do they have to be on it whether they like it or not?

Seth MacFarlane
It was very difficult when I was young because there are problems with violence, gangs, guns, drugs – a criminal life. I had friends that choose a criminal life. Some of them are in prison, and some of them are dead. They chose the bad way.

Lucas Moura
When I wrote ‘The World Is Flat,’ I said the world is flat. Yeah, we’re all connected. Facebook didn’t exist; Twitter was a sound; the cloud was in the sky; 4G was a parking place; LinkedIn was a prison; applications were what you sent to college; and Skype, for most people, was a typo.

Thomas Friedman
I was in prison with the assassins of the former president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat, who was killed in 1981. Those who weren’t executed in that case were given life sentences, and two of those were with me in prison.

Maajid Nawaz
Prison opened my eyes to so many things. It was a great time. I met interesting people. I got to understand the behaviour of the police and the media. I am an observer of the human race.

Jonathan King
So in prison basically is when I started to build a good relationship with God and I started praying a lot. I read the bible a lot so I started to get a lot of knowledge about life.

Anuel AA
None of my peers avoided prison. None of ’em.

Nipsey Hussle
Home is where you are appreciated, safe and protected, creative, and where you are loved – not where you are put in prison.

Nawal El Saadawi
Exacerbating the problem of mass incarceration is that, even after someone is released from prison, the stigma of a misdemeanor or felony conviction makes finding gainful employment difficult, if not impossible.

Stan Van Gundy
I went to Rikers one time to do ‘Third Watch,’ and I remember thinking, ‘Wow, this is a scary place.’ We were using a section of the prison where half of it was still populated by inmates.

Selenis Leyva
I used to think like Moses. That knocked me down for a couple years and put me in prison. Then I start thinking like Job. Job waited and became the wealthiest and richest man ever ’cause he believed in God.

James Brown
Let me start with Yahoo. As we meet today, a Chinese citizen who had the courage to speak his mind on the Internet is in prison because Yahoo chose to share his name and address with the Chinese Government.

Tom Lantos
I do get stopped in the street, and people are always, without exception, really polite. I think it’s because they think I can send them to prison.

Robert Rinder
The day after the prison was transferred to the military intelligence command, they had an entire battalion – 1,200, 1,500 soldiers – arrive at Abu Ghraib just for force protection alone.

Janis Karpinski
I’m a prison abolitionist because the prison system as it is set up is just not working. It’s horrible.

Ava DuVernay
I lost everything when they put us in prison. I was an enemy alien, a man without a country.

Fred Korematsu
Going to prison is like dying with your eyes open.

Bernard Kerik
I don’t have to act for work anymore; I can act for passion. That’s freeing, but it’s also a prison of its own. When you can do anything you want, you’re really responsible to do something great. And that’s scary.

Ashton Kutcher
Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars.

I loved to read books in the free world, and there was a lot of time to sit around and do nothing in prison. When you read, it opens up your mind; it helped us take our minds away from where we were.

Anthony Ray Hinton
I have done prison time for 13 years without any conviction.

Asif Ali Zardari
Before I went to prison, there were not really many blockchain products. It was only bitcoin.

Charlie Shrem
When I went through what I was going through in prison, one of the things that was very distracting was the issue that it’s a very dangerous environment. Moving through that process, I had to develop such an intense focus that I had to change my character and be someone else.

Isaac Wright Jr.
If you’ve been running a business for 38 years, you’re approaching your 66th birthday, you’ve never owed a man a penny or done anyone any grievance in your life, and you feel hard done-by and try to protect yourself and your family, but go to prison, well if that’s the society we’re living in, I’m happy to accept that.

Sean Quinn
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.

Thomas Hobbes
Private landlords as well as public landlords are free to discriminate against people with criminal records for the rest of their lives. You come out of prison, and where are you expected to go?

Michelle Alexander
It’s a long story, my life, growing up with my dad, my mom when she died, everything. I had bad moments in my life, my dad going to prison, I had nothing, and that’s where I got my motivation.

Serge Ibaka
Tony Judt’s remarkable ‘The Memory Chalet’ was written from the prison of mute immobility.

Edith Pearlman
That kind of thing happens to black people every day in this country, and they don’t receive that kind of sentence he did, which was to go to prison on the weekends; I think he lectured there-an outside lecturer.

Ishmael Reed
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
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.

Thomas Hobbes
I just absolutely, totally hated school. It was like a prison to me. I just could not stand that structured, absolute disciplined way of having to deal with life.

Kim Basinger
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
It’s up to us, the people, to break immoral laws, and resist. As soon as the leaders of a country lie to you, they have no authority over you. These maniacs have no authority over us. And they might be able to put our bodies in prison, but they can’t put our spirits in prison.

Cindy Sheehan
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
We must do better by offenders who are sent to prison to make them less likely to return.

David Lidington
Even if I was in prison, I could be free in my head. I can adapt easily.

Azzedine Alaia
If we went back to the imprisonment rate we had in the early ’70s, something like four out of five people employed in the prison industry would lose their jobs. That’s what you’re up against.

Eugene Jarecki
On one of my last days at school, the headmaster said I would either end up in prison or become a millionaire. That was quite a startling prediction, but in some respects, he was right on both counts!

Richard Branson
Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.

Philip Kaufman
I’ve spent most of my life in prison. I was a prisoner of my fear and my low self-esteem.

Gerry Cooney
All it takes is a single person coming into or going out of the jail or prison with COVID-19, and the entire jail will likely be infected. Most jails have people living in very close quarters.

Chesa Boudin
There is no public space for women; the whole world is a prison where you have to be constantly aware at all times that you’re a potential victim. What’s more terrifying is that it’s not necessarily preventative.

Jessica Valenti
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.

Denis Healey
Blacks were more likely to be sentenced to prison following a conviction, but that result reflected their past crimes and the gravity of their current offense.

Heather Mac Donald
In prison, you have to forget about the world on the outside. You have no Internet, no communications, and you’re cut off from the whole world. Everything is given to you. You have shelter; you have food, a shower, water. You don’t need to spend a dime. You don’t have to worry about bills.

Charlie Shrem
What we have to do is make sure there are prison places for those sent to prison by the courts and we will continue to do that regardless of how many people are sent to prison.

Crispin Blunt
Money will determine whether the accused goes to prison or walks out of the courtroom a free man.

Johnnie Cochran
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
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
I could have ended up in a gang or in prison because Harlesden is real rough and I was always a naughty boy. That’s how I got into boxing.

James DeGale
The last place I would ever want to go is prison.

Martha Stewart
I have much to say about the pain I’ve felt and seen inside of prison. It has been an eye-opening and harrowing experience.

Lane Garrison
I think corporations are a whole lot different than people. I mean, I don’t know a corporation would be put in prison. I do know people would be put in prison.

Jon Tester
It was good to get out of prison and home to the family.

Varg Vikernes
You can see how prison could affect some of the other guys that are there for longer than a year. Because eventually, it starts to eat away at you. And if you don’t work at yourself mentally or physically or spiritually, eventually you’re going to be swallowed up by circumstance.

Michael Sorrentino
I’ve stayed in the best hotels in the world, but you could put me in prison, and I’d still have fun.

Lee Pearson
Prosecution I have managed to avoid; but I have been arrested, charged in a police court, have refused to be bound over, and thereupon have been unconditionally released – to my great regret; for I have always wanted to know what going to prison was like.

Laurence Housman
When we pull back the curtain and take a look at what our ‘colorblind’ society creates without affirmative action, we see a familiar social, political, and economic structure – the structure of racial caste. The entrance into this new caste system can be found at the prison gate.

Michelle Alexander
Offenders who commit crime in prison have a disruptive and often devastating impact on the prospects of those who are trying to turn their lives around and who see prison as a pivotal turning point in their lives.

David Gauke
America has the longest prison sentences in the West, yet the only condition long sentences demonstrably cure is heterosexuality.

Bruce Jackson
When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.

Ho Chi Minh
I was driving to school at Reseda High School – I was a junior, and it was early 1956. I had a ’49 Ford. I was listening to the country station, and ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ comes on… It didn’t sound like the stuff I was hearing on the pop stations.

Robert Hilburn
I stopped going to high school when I met Big Pun, which wasn’t the smartest thing. So I never got my diploma. When I went to prison, it’s mandatory to get your GED if you don’t have a high school diploma.

Remy Ma
People bring up Willie Horton or some other political bombshell in the past, but what they’re not being intellectually honest about is if we do not work on early release, if we do not rehabilitate 95 percent of the people who go into the prison system and come out, far more innocent people are going to be harmed.

Thom Tillis
I don’t like being famous – it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.

Valentino Rossi
After six prison commitments, at the end of those, I was more broken than when I went into the system.

Susan Burton
By addressing generations of trauma in the Black community, Concordance helps people released from prison achieve significant change and lasting success for themselves, their families and the community.

David Steward
It shouldn’t take extreme courage and a willingness to go to prison for decades or even life to blow the whistle on bad government acts done in secret. But it does. And that is an immense problem for democracy, one that all journalists should be united in fighting.

Glenn Greenwald
In Russia, tweeting or sharing real news that’s embarrassing to the regime can land you in prison. Imagine, then, the response of the regime to ‘fake news’ that’s damaging to the Kremlin.

Toomas Hendrik Ilves
I was just coming out of prison, I was married, and I had a kid, and I didn’t know what to do, so I tried stand-up.

Joey Diaz
I saw the waterboarding device in Cambodia’s notorious Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh and did not see another until I was strapped down on an identical one at SERE. Waterboarding was administered as a ‘stress demonstrator’ to show that an enemy could make one say anything. And one does.

Malcolm Nance
Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.

Jeffrey Archer
The media love to cover black people on the front page. After all, when you live in a society that will lock up about 30 percent of all black men at some time in their lives and send more of them to prison than to college, chances are a fair number of those black faces will end up in the newspaper.

Michael Moore
Most people are fascinated by what I did as a teenager, but when I look back at my life, I don’t think very much about those years. I was an opportunist and got away with things because I was very young, but I went to prison and came out and remade my life.

Frank Abagnale
For the offenders completing these short sentences whose lives are destabilised, and for society which incurs a heavy financial and social cost, prison simply isn’t working.

David Gauke
Being away with a national side at a tournament can be hard – you train, go back to your hotel, and often, you sit in your room, watching TV or speaking to people at home. If there’s no communal area, it can feel like being in prison, staring at the same four walls all the time.

Alex Scott
Not only are mandatory minimum laws overly punitive and discriminatory, but they’re also expensive. Prison is not free. Governments, and ultimately taxpayers, bear the costs.

Ralph Northam
Stack the cards in your favour, and in a casino, you’ll get arrested and put in prison, but in business and in life, it’s the right thing to do.

Theo Paphitis
Being an actor in L.A. is like being in prison: you go, you serve your time, you try to replicate Johnny Depp’s career – and then you move to Paris.

Alex Pettyfer
Going away to prison was nothing, I’m just saying, compared to losing my mom.

Teresa Giudice
Today is the day to break free from the prison of the person you know yourself to be and step into a self you have yet to know. Will it be comfortable? No, but do it anyway.

Debbie Ford
With no other security forces on hand, U.S. military was left to confront, almost alone, an Iraqi insurgency and a crime rate that grew worse throughout the year, waged in part by soldiers of the disbanded army and in part by criminals who were released from prison.

John Spratt
Oh, what am I for the Frenchman or the Italian? A guy who was in prison, a revolutionary, somebody they once read something about in the newspaper – but not me.

Mikis Theodorakis
The courage of the Syrian protesters is remarkable, for they face prison, torture, or death every time they lift a banner.

Elliott Abrams
In prison, inmates sometimes use Cheetos and grape juice as makeup. I wouldn’t use that beauty regimen around Britney Spears – she might lick your face off!

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

Barney Frank
If everyone charged with crimes suddenly exercised his constitutional rights, there would not be enough judges, lawyers, or prison cells to deal with the ensuing tsunami of litigation.

Michelle Alexander
I know that we’ve had a lot of immigration. How many immigrants are in prison? And what I found was – and I’m a fanatical researcher – what I found was a massive cover-up by both the government and the media in not telling us how many immigrants are in prison.

Ann Coulter
South African literature is a literature in bondage. It is a less-than-fully-human literature. It is exactly the kind of literature you would expect people to write from prison.

J. M. Coetzee
I was one step away from getting my life taken away, whether it was life in prison or being dead on the streets. But I was saved.

Richard Cabral
We can’t let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they’ve done in this world. We can’t have a pardon. They need to pay for what they’ve done.

Cindy Sheehan
When I was a child, I had an intense fear of going to prison. I wasn’t on the run or anything – my crimes were small and they were all against fashion. But I had nightmares about accidentally killing someone, or being falsely accused.

Sara Pascoe
The closest thing to hell on earth is prison. It’s the worst experience I’ve ever had in my life. Besides death.

Duane Chapman
My buddy tells me a lot of interesting stories about what goes on in prison – it just makes my head spin about what they deal with on a day-to-day basis.

Aaron Douglas
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
All I did was pray to God, every day. In prison camp, the main prayer was, ‘Get me home alive, God, and I’ll seek you and serve you.’ I came home, got wrapped up in the celebration, and forgot about the hundreds of promises I’d made to God.

Louis Zamperini
The prison system in Norway is fairly civilized, by world standards, and so are the prisoners and the guards.

Varg Vikernes
If you put a woman in prison for four years when she’s young and make her pay her time in a horrible place and she wants to come out and work, and become a mother and be a contributor to society and pay taxes and you never give her that chance. There is something un-Canadian about that.

Kevin O’Leary
When I went to prison, for three years I didn’t say a word to another human being until, going into the fourth year, when I realized, ‘You know what, I have to find a way to live.’

Anthony Ray Hinton
People come out of prison and aren’t treated like I’ve been treated. I didn’t kill anybody. I didn’t violate anybody’s rights. My rights were violated. Nobody likes to be hated, but the whole world hated Mary Beth Whitehead.

Mary Beth Whitehead
I’ve made enough jokes about Iran’s leadership that I’m sure if I showed up that I would get a nice escort – to the main prison – and then I could do a show there.

Maz Jobrani
I got mail from a prison once.

Chloe Kim
I was in prison for a charge in Texas, murder one. Back in the ’70s in Texas, I was there. I heard the shot. I was in the car.

Duane Chapman
Unfortunately, if the man who leaves the prison gates is just as likely or – as is sometimes grievously the case – more likely to offend as he was when he entered them, then we fail not only the individual but public safety as well.

Ann Widdecombe
No one doubts that having a criminal record – whether it results in community probation or prison – is a serious handicap.

Heather Mac Donald
Imagine trying to be a gay actor, a gay anything in modern Russia? Where to be positively oneself, to be affectionate in public with someone you love of the same gender, or to talk of that love in the hearing of anyone under 18, will put you prison?

Ian Mckellen
Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff
I wrote, exercised, ate healthy, and responded to life in prison very well.

Varg Vikernes
I won’t talk about what it was like in prison, except to say I’m glad I’m out and that I plan never to go back and to pay my taxes every day.

Richard Pryor
People who end up in our prisons tend to come from the most difficult backgrounds. They did not have the parental support as they grew up, as many of us enjoyed, and they struggle when they leave prison.

Chris Grayling
When I was working on the al-Zawahiri piece, a large part of it published in ‘The New Yorker’ in 2002, I had spoken to a lot of Zawahiri’s friends, people who had been in prison with him, people that had been in al-Jihad with him. And quite to my surprise, they liked that article a lot.

Lawrence Wright
There’s a small group of music critics in the States who will forgive you anything – jazz, a long prison term, or what have you – anything but scoring a Hollywood musical.

Andre Previn
Many times, I left the prison thinking, ‘I’m smart. I can make it. I won’t get caught up again.’ But you get off downtown Skid Row, and you’re a target for all of the environmental harms in that area. The pain and trauma in that area is so thick, you can almost reach your hand out and touch it.

Susan Burton
I have friends in prison. I send them money. I send them food. They say, ‘Bro, get me out of here.’ There’s nothing I can do. They’re five years in on a 20-year sentence. They went in at 16, they’ll get out at 36. That’s a lifetime.

Draymond Green
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.

Bertrand Russell
I devoted my career to building an affinity with my fans who have supported me unflinchingly and no barbed wire fence or prison wall will stop that.

Foxy Brown
I’ve been thinking that school, or certainly the traditional English public school model, is like a prison, in that you can’t get out and it is hierarchical. As a result they have a lot of bullying. On the other hand if you mix ages and academic ability this is less of a problem.

Rutger Bregman
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
If it wasn’t for prison, I was in a bad way.

Jayson Williams
I never thought about becoming a politician. But during the military dictatorship, my grandfather was put in prison six times and my father twice. If my family and my country didn’t have this history, I might be a professor somewhere today.

George Papandreou
Prison widens your circle of friends. In my stand-up, I can now talk about things that no one else has the right to touch.

Craig Charles
You all must realize that Mandela was not the only man who suffered. There were many others – hundreds who languished in prison and died. Many unsung and unknown heroes of the struggle.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
As the hart desires the spring of living water, so my soul desires to leave the prison of this dark body and see You in truth.

Catherine of Siena
It was my first time in prison. I was there to volunteer with Defy Ventures, along with 500 teammates Tara Graham, Brian Wang, and Aerin Lim. While I didn’t feel particularly scared about going to prison, I had no idea what to expect.

Christine Tsai
Whilst long prison sentences will always be right for those who commit the most serious crimes, particularly of a violent or sexual nature, the fact is that the vast majority of all offenders will at some point be released.

David Gauke
One of the best movies of the year was ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes.’ That’s not just an action movie – it’s a prison film.

Sam Worthington
I had a very comfortable life, but there were people who spent their life in prison, whose families were destroyed.

Peter Sis
We make no apology for people who should be in prison being in prison.

Denis Napthine
I have been to Guantanamo. It’s a model prison. Is it ideal? No. But we live in a very un-ideal world.

Peter T. King
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
My grandfather, or Nana Ji, as we called him, was a family legend. Amarnath Vidyalankar spent his life fighting for India’s independence, which included spending four years in prison in Mahatma Gandhi’s movement. I still remember the conversations we had together, many of them while playing chess.

Ro Khanna
We can agree that keeping serious criminals in prison is an effective means of preserving public safety, but we must also recognize that the axiom of ‘putting people in jail and throwing away the key’ does not apply to all offenders universally and can actually be counterproductive.

Ken Cuccinelli
There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.

Alice Walker
We have to change public perception of ex-convicts. Most Canadians don’t realize that when you come out of prison, you’re a complete pariah. You can’t get a car loan or money from a bank to start a business. So most end up back in prison within 24 months. It’s just so wrong. We need to fix this problem.

Kevin O’Leary
Being here feels like I’m out of prison. This is the right place, the right time, the right team.

Shaquille O’Neal
When my daughter was born, I called her Ella Bella Mandela, because she was born the day after Mandela was released from prison.

Phil Daniels
From kindergarten, I knew that politics is something that you talk about only at home, because if you weren’t quiet, your parents might be taken to prison. All Estonian families have these kind of stories.

Kersti Kaljulaid
I usually tell people I watch like ’24’ and ‘Prison Break.’

Hope Solo
We keep a woman in prison for decade after decade at a cost of $60,000 a year, and then give them $200 when they hit the gates for release. And, adios. People have to get their IDs, Social Security cards. They have to get clothing, housing, apply for benefits and services, and it’s impossible to do with 200 bucks.

Susan Burton
On ‘Prison Break,’ I tended to talk a lot! They gave me a lot of fun words to say. There were always these great mouthfuls of words that would fall out!

Robert Knepper
Shouldn’t one of the goals of prison be getting as many of the inmates as possible back out into the world to be responsible citizens? Aren’t we just wasting generations of human potential by keeping over two million people behind bars?

W. Kamau Bell
I’m in prison. But my heart and mind is free. Gangsta haters on the streets are doing more time than me. They need 30 police escorts with them every time they walk down the street.

Suge Knight
When I was in prison, rap was all I had at that point because I was kicked out of school, all that education just gone and I couldn’t come out of prison to play football – that was all over with.

Tee Grizzley
Prison hosts a lot of normal people, a lot of family men who were caught in a tight situation or in a dark place.

Santan Dave
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
I’m very appreciative and humbled by the success of ‘Prison Break.’

Dominic Purcell
I’m overweight and over 40. I usually play nurses and prison guards.

Conchata Ferrell
The first thing I did that was at all in the public eye, other than on stage, was ‘Oz,’ in which I played the head of the Aryan Brotherhood in a maximum-security prison.

J. K. Simmons
I began to fear that I was forever going to be living in a hot desert cage, living as and being treated as a male, disappearing from the world into a secret prison, and never facing a public trial.

Chelsea Manning
Lots of people think I went to prison. I never went to prison. I was in jail without bail.

Bobby Seale
If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.

Hunter S. Thompson
‘Prison Notebooks’ gives me a basic understanding of how power can influence people through cultural products and intellectual groups, so they will voluntarily support the hegemony.

Okky Madasari
It is shocking how much a day-care center is like a prison. They both have security cameras with walled exercise yards. Prisons are permanent day cares for people permanently in time-out – convicts.

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

Lou Duva
I couldn’t afford to get sick in prison. My sickle cell is no joke, so I couldn’t eat poorly or not exercise. And everything in jail is designed to do the exact opposite.

I lost years of my life to prison because of two-dimensional and misogynist stereotypes.

Amanda Knox
This stereotype that Black and brown boys and girls are dangerous or threatening has normalized systems of trauma: the cradle to prison pipeline, foster care, youth detention, and being tried and sentenced as adults. We treat trauma with more trauma.

Cori Bush
I still remember, 40 years ago, when I was shackled and put in prison… Being an American citizen didn’t mean a thing.

Fred Korematsu
The criminal justice system in the United States is designed to do two things really well: to railroad black and brown bodies into prison, and to keep police officers out of it.

Joy Reid
On average, drug prisoners spend more time in federal prison than rapists, who often get out on early release because of the overcrowding in prison caused by the Drug War.

Michael Badnarik
I had a weird situation were someone used my name to extort money from a woman. He took her for 60 or 80 thousand dollars. He is in prison now. It was on Sally.

Michael Biehn
My biggest fear growing up was that I would end up in prison. That was the fate of growing numbers of my peers.

David Lammy
Oftentimes, when I was reporting on conflict somewhere in the world or prison or wherever I might be, I’d be struck by the fact that religious beliefs were sometimes transformative, sometimes a motivation for violence.

Lawrence Wright
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
If Anglo feels it hasn’t done enough damage to me already by taking my money, my company, my reputation, if they want to finish it off by putting me in prison, then so be it – I’ll accept that.

Sean Quinn
You look around the world in 2013, and you say, ‘How many prime ministers or presidents are in prison?’ One or two. ‘How many generals or bankers?’ Two or three. ‘But how many writers?’ 850 or so.

John Ralston Saul
Let’s help those in prison maintain positive connections with their community. If we truly want re-entry to be successful, and we do, people need to come back to a place that still feels like home.

J. B. Pritzker
The crime bill basically incentivized the prison system. There were quotas, mandatory minimums. You have to serve 85 percent of your time, so it is guaranteeing that bodies will always be locked up. And that went mostly towards minority communities and poor communities, where crime is more rampant.

Malcolm Jenkins
Living among society’s outcasts and experiencing the brutality of America’s prison system did more to set (or confirm) the direction of my adult life than living at Yale.

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

John Grisham
Studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, prison work skills development, drug abuse, mental health and other treatment programs, all reduce recidivism, significantly.

Bobby Scott
I’d like to think that if I were in prison for a crime I didn’t commit, someone would be trying to get me the hell out of there.

Lisa Lutz
The woman who runs the Pennsylvania Innocence Project told me that there’s a man she’s been trying to get out of prison for 26 years. Every night before she goes to bed, she thinks, ‘What is he doing?’ She says you don’t sleep. And yet, she has the greatest sense of humor and this light that comes out of her.

Richard LaGravenese
My character in ‘Prison Break’ needs to be formidable. In reality, I’m not very tough at all.

Wentworth Miller
TV’s a big deal in prison. A big deal. People watch it nonstop.

Abby Lee Miller
And why do we, who say we oppose tyranny and demand freedom of speech, allow people to go to prison and be vilified, and magazines to be closed down on the spot, for suggesting another version of history.

David Icke
When I was in prison, I was wrapped up in all those deep books. That Tolstoy crap – people shouldn’t read that stuff.

Mike Tyson
As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without a trial or a hearing.

Fred Korematsu
Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me.

Kevin Gates
I prefer a prison full of criminals than a graveyard full of innocent people.

Jair Bolsonaro
There are two phone calls parents don’t ever want to get from their children. No. 1 is, ‘I’m in prison. Come fetch me.’ And No. 2 is, ‘I’ve written a novel… and it’s set in your hometown.’

Adriana Trigiani
Language controls how you are perceived by others, and in that sense, it is a prison.

Glenn Ligon
If you go to prison, your child support adds up.

Rand Paul
I believe God talks to us in mysterious ways. I knew if I did not pay attention to His message, I was going to do life in prison, or I was going to end up dead.

Richard Cabral
I myself spent some time in prison, so I know the type of trajectory that a criminal offense can put on someone’s life.

Angela Stanton-King
I lived in Holland for one year when I was younger and, although they speak Dutch there, I learned a little bit of English while I was there, but really I learned from movies and TV series like ’24’ and ‘Prison Break.’

Filipe Luis
‘Prison Break’ really changed me to somebody that can put butts in seats.

Robert Knepper
I grew up in a bookless house with a father and brother who have spent most of their lives in prison, psychiatric hospitals, or living rough, and a mother who has spent her life slaving and scrimping to pay the bills, living a nervous and troubled life.

M. J. Hyland
My father, David Gilbert, is in prison in New York. He is lucky that he has a single cell, not shared with another person. His cell is about eight feet by eight feet.

Chesa Boudin
Prison reform, peace, and a presidential pardon – just a portion of Kushner’s portfolio.

Kayleigh McEnany
I come from a place where to go to prison is like a rite of passage. It’s something that you gain respect for. I used to watch people come out of prison, older cousins and the like, back in the day, and be in awe of them.

Ashley Walters
Bill Clinton presided over the largest increase in federal and state prison inmates of any president in American history.

Michelle Alexander
I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten.

Henry Louis Gates
I am now going from a prison to a palace: I have finished my work, and am now going to receive my wages.

Christopher Love
Thousands of people go to jail, go to prison, every year without even meeting with an attorney.

Michelle Alexander
Baltimore’s just like, it’s like being in prison but being on the yard the whole day.

Our prisons are very bad. When I was in Ikoyi prison, people were dying every day. They were carrying bodies out of the prison every day.

Fela Kuti
Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection… I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.

Lil’ Kim
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov
Prison make you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.

Suge Knight
In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.

Suge Knight
Across the nation, there are thousands of individuals serving life or life-equivalent sentences for crimes they committed as children. This means they will likely die in prison without a chance to prove to society they are worthy of a second chance.

Alan K. Simpson
I spent my life behind bars, and what people don’t know is getting out of prison is really nerve-racking – you’re not used to society; you’re not used to the world going by so fast – so to step on that lot was quite overwhelming.

Richard Cabral
I escaped my destiny. The odds were that I would end up in prison, but I didn’t.

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

Charles Colson
After the end of slavery, African-American men were arrested in mass, and they were arrested for extremely minor crimes like loitering, standing around, vagrancy, or the equivalent of jaywalking – arrested and then sent to prison and then leased to plantations.

Michelle Alexander
I trust work, directors – I don’t live in fear. All good experiences have come from trusting the universe. There is no other way to live or love. Otherwise, you create your own prison.

Olivia Wilde
I received more genuine religious stimulation in prison than in the seminary.

David Dellinger
I had just done a movie prior to ‘Employee of the Month’ called ‘Let’s Go to Prison’ and Will Arnett got to play the bad guy. I would watch him daily and couldn’t wait to get the chance ’til I played a bad guy.

Dax Shepard
No one can say, ‘I have dropped out – I am no longer in the system.’ When you’re in prison, you’re even closer to the system: you feel it more, and you might be in there for whatever reason. You don’t transform the system as an absolute thing.

Huey Newton
In the Averoff prison hospital I saw men who had had the bones in their feet broken by the severity of the torture.

Mikis Theodorakis
In 2004 after winning my first Olympic gold medal I was featured in magazines as an eligible bachelor. Soon after I started receiving unique and odd fan mail, mainly from female prisoners. I’ve gotten prison art and love letters throughout the years.

Justin Gatlin
I believe, and I may be wrong, the system sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Prison is supposed to rehabilitate, but they don’t do that in a lot of cases.

Amaury Nolasco
Rather than serving in the U.S. Senate for almost 20 years or having so many other wonderful life experiences, I could have served a longer sentence in prison for some of the stupid, reckless things I did as a teenager.

Alan K. Simpson
There are many innocent people in prison.

Brian Banks
I went to live with my grandparents when my parents threw me out. Then I went to prison at the age of 17, to detention centre, and I remained there until I was 20.

If it is a crime to love the South, its cause and its President, then I am a criminal. I would rather lie down in this prison and die than leave it owing allegiance to a government such as yours.

Belle Boyd
I’m definitely not going back to Italy willingly. They’ll have to catch me and pull me back kicking and screaming into a prison that I don’t deserve to be in.

Amanda Knox
And while God had work for Paul, he found him friends both in court and prison. Let persecutors send saints to prison, God can provide a keeper for their turn.

William Gurnall
You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.

Craig L. Thomas
I can confirm that I have been released from prison.

Varg Vikernes
You’re in a situation where you have limited education opportunities, you don’t have any money, you can’t get a job; what are you going to do? You’re going to go back to this criminal network that you actually made while you were in prison.

Hill Harper
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
I grew up in Huntsville, which is a main prison town. It’s crazy. The conditions are so bad in prison, often, for the inmates.

Richard Linklater
I’m involved in quite a few ministries as a bridge builder, trying to match generous givers and donors to other ministries. Based on my past, I’m also involved in mainly the prison ministry. I go to jails and prisons and share my story, trying to give them some hope.

Lex Luger
In my view, it was no accident that Nelson Mandela was chosen by God to lead the people of South Africa. There are very few people who could be imprisoned, kept away from their family and loved ones, and exit that same prison with such a powerful spirit of love and a desire for reconciliation.

Bernice King
Prisons are big businesses, which I hadn’t realized. A lot of these name brand labels that we wear – they’re using prison labor and exploiting prisoners, who live in harsh conditions. People need to know about this kind of sweatshop labor, so they can decide what to spend their money on.

Da Brat
I’m never going to get married again. Three strikes, you’re out. I think if I would try to get married again in California, I have to go to prison, don’t I? I think you only get three.

Roseanne Barr
I think most people have a general sense that when you’re released from prison, life is hard, but, you know, if you work hard and apply self-discipline and stay out of trouble, you can make it. But that’s true only for a relative few.

Michelle Alexander
I was a kid who was born and raised on Johnny Cash. My father played ‘At Folsom Prison’ constantly. Cash was the only thing I remember coming from our big, warm stereo console. Even then, I knew Cash was uncool. I knew he was an unhip Republican.

David Means
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.

Richard Lovelace
Nothing can be more abhorrent to democracy than to imprison a person or keep him in prison because he is unpopular. This is really the test of civilization.

Winston Churchill
I knew how many MPs I had assigned to the brigade, how many military prison operations I would be running, but we needed to evaluate how many criminal prison operations we could support.

Janis Karpinski
Prison is what really radicalized me most deeply. I remember thinking, my God, these people did things that were no worse than what other people do. They’re just as nice.

David Dellinger
I strongly believe that for serious and violent criminals, we must absolutely hold them accountable for their crimes and send them to prison.

Kamala Harris
There are nations, where people live in captivity, fear and silence. I believe, one day from prison camps and torture cells and from exile the leaders of freedom will emerge. The world should stand with those oppressed people until the day of their freedom finally arrives.

Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj
When you realize that your freedom is being taken away from you, you’re like, ‘You know what, I’m not going to get good food in prison, so I’m going to order McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Chick-fil-A.’ We’re turning up and living our best life, and I did that.

Michael Sorrentino
I spent five years of my youth in prison – some very bad prisons.

Frank Abagnale
The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985.

Serj Tankian
Prison gives you time to reflect.

Troy Deeney
We are a pluralist civilisation because we allow mosques to be built in our countries, and we are not going to stop simply because Christian missionaries are thrown into prison in Kabul. If we did so, we, too, would become Taliban.

Umberto Eco
I will get to the truth, if not in Ukrainian courts, then in international ones. I will fight to my last breath. They want to put me in prison but that won’t help. My voice will be heard even louder from prison than now, and the whole world will hear me.

Yulia Tymoshenko
Backstage at the Apollo isn’t a fun place to be. It’s a bit like a prison: small rooms filled with warm Diet Coke.

Sara Pascoe
I remember the people I knew in prison; I was very fortunate to know them – they came from 1910, 1920, 1930.

Gregory Corso
I believe the best mode of aiding convicts is so to apportion their tasks in prison as to give to the industrious the opportunity of earning a sum for themselves by ‘over-work.’ A man usually values that most for which he has labored; he uses that most frugally which he has toiled hour by hour and day by day to acquire.

Dorothea Dix
Even though wrestling is getting more popular – wrestling being more popular than it was five years ago is like being the nicest guy in prison, it’s not a huge compliment, but it’s still taking place.

Jim Cornette
People are released from prison so unprepared. They give you $200. We call it gate money. And you have to pay for a bus ticket back to L.A. You get off the Greyhound bus, downtown Skid Row, and you’re supposed to make a life from that.

Susan Burton
Nelson Mandela and Malcolm X came out of prison stronger.

Philip Emeagwali
I am pretty heavy into causes. I’m an active Democrat, I boycott grapes, and I work for prison reform.

Valerie Harper
The only time you can be completely free from risk is when you’re in prison.

Edward Snowden
There may be connections between the nearest prison to Oxford these days, HMP Bullingdon, and other institutions of that name. I have yet to investigate these and, on reflection, probably won’t.

Crispin Blunt
How come we never use prison, the failure of prison, as a reason not to give more prison? There’s never a moment where we say, ‘OK, well, prison hasn’t worked, so we’re not going to try that again.’

James Forman, Jr.
The federal prison population increased by almost 800 percent between 1980 and 2013, often at a far faster rate than the Bureau of Prisons could accommodate in their own facilities.

Sally Yates
There’ll be moments when I’m out in the prison yard, chatting with the cast and the crew, getting ready to shoot a scene. And then I’ll remember if I were actually an inmate, I’d only be out there an hour. The other 23 hours of the day, I’d be in my cell. It’s kind of a downer.

Wentworth Miller
I hated women before I went to prison. I always felt like women were trying to tear each other down.

Remy Ma
I watch box sets. I worked my way through ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Prison Break.’

Bojan Krkic
Prison life, fortunately, I spent a lot of years, about 18 years with other prisoners, and, as I say, they enriched your soul.

Nelson Mandela
I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison.

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

Henry David Thoreau
Today begins a new saga in my life which I expect to strengthen me and allow me time for reflection… I plan to write music while in prison, read and pray regularly and will come out a stronger, more confident woman.

Lil’ Kim
What a woman does or does not do to her face is personal. And as with most other things, makeup or a lack thereof can serve as either a prison or a fortress commanded by the mind: you can become a slave to it, or it can set you free.

Leandra Medine
I do a number of things working on human rights issues, prison recidivism rates, and then I also push and have worked a lot on the social issues of rebuilding the family.

Sam Brownback
No one doubts that having a criminal record – whether it results in community probation or prison – is a serious handicap.

Heather Mac Donald
The fact is, when men carry the same ideals in their hearts, nothing can isolate them – neither prison walls nor the sod of cemeteries. For a single memory, a single spirit, a single idea, a single conscience, a single dignity will sustain them all.

Fidel Castro
The Raiders of old were vicious and crazy and cruel. Hanging around their locker room was like hanging around the weight room at Folsom Prison.

Hunter S. Thompson
By the age of 24, I found myself convicted in prison in Egypt, being blacklisted from three countries in the world for attempting to overthrow their governments, being subjected to torture in Egyptian jails, and sentenced to five years as a prisoner of conscience.

Maajid Nawaz
No, I didn’t hear about ‘Live Aid.’ I was in prison, and we were not allowed newspapers in prison.

Fela Kuti
I mean, hunger strike is almost a ritual in a Russian prison colony. It actually has been going back to Soviet times. It’s a way of protesting.

Masha Gessen
I feel empathy for people who are trapped in a prison of self-consciousness in an uncomfortable way. We can be free, but we’re so held back. So perhaps that’s why I feel a duty to make my work. I feel liberated when I’m doing it, and I want other people to feel liberated through it.

Bat for Lashes
When I finished the role of Christ, I felt as though I’d been let out on parole. A man who has served 18 months isn’t eager to go back to prison.

Max von Sydow
I did a book signing when we were in New York the day before yesterday. A lady came through and she was just weeping, and said, ‘I wish this would have been brought out sooner, my sister is in prison for suffocating her child.’

Marie Osmond
At its core, the United States is grateful, warm-hearted, full of unexpected twists and turns – not a cold and bullying prison – it’s a place of infinite jest.

Ilan Stavans
I went to prison, I paid my bill.

George Michael
Casting directors now just see me as the hard-core sniper or prison guard.

Barry Pepper
When you’re in prison, the progress of the outside world doesn’t necessarily translate inside prison walls. You don’t have any rights; it just doesn’t progress along the same timeline.

Samira Wiley
I don’t know what goes on in prison. I’ve never been in trouble with the police in my life.

Harry Redknapp
That is how prison is tearing me up inside. It hurts every day. Every day takes me further from my life.

Jack Henry Abbott
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.

Denis Healey
I was a very shy girl who led an insulated life; it was only when I came to Oxford, and to Harvard before that, that suddenly I saw the power of people. I didn’t know such a power existed, I saw people criticising their own president; you couldn’t do that in Pakistan – you’d be thrown in prison.

Benazir Bhutto
Poor people, people of color – especially are much more likely to be found in prison than in institutions of higher education.

Angela Davis
I’ve ended up in prison a number of times, once in Cambodia, once in Cuba – for hours rather than days.

Emily Maitlis
My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell. No one else could possibly be feeling what I was. I hated my depression and all of its symptoms.

Susan Polis Schutz
Mandela did go to prison, and he went in there as a burning revolutionary. But look what came out. Mandela let us down.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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
I put my mum through a lot of stress; police would be coming to the house… It just seemed normal to me, to be up to no good; it’s what everyone did. But then you start to see friends dying and going to prison and suddenly it’s not fun anymore.

J Hus
I’ve never been to prison. I’ve been to jail but never prison. I don’t like being in holding tanks. I don’t like being in shackles. I’m a smarter guy than that. I can figure something out to do better with my time.

For someone who has been so important to my career, I have had absolutely no interaction with O.J. Simpson one-on-one in my whole life. I’ve tried many times. I have written him in prison, I’ve had other contact … but he never responded, so I have never had a conversation with O.J. Simpson, never met the guy.

Jeffrey Toobin
Galileo wasn’t put in prison because he was wrong about anything he discovered looking through his telescope; rather, he was incarcerated simply because he saw what others didn’t wish to see.

Brin-Jonathan Butler
My parents divorced when I was 10, but when my father was there, he was trying to create almost like a little prison for me.

Sarah Shahi
There’s definitely a way to fix the prison system. First of all, you gotta get a rehabilitation center in prisons, that every inmate must go through.

Tee Grizzley
One of the men attached to the prison was the occasion of great amusement on the part of the prisoners, as well as the spectators, by taking a large lump of ice to show these strangers from the tropics.

Lewis Tappan
I was not aware of a ton of the stuff that was being said about me out in the world since I wasn’t able to get British or American headlines from my prison cell in Perugia. But I was aware that in the courtroom, I was being called a succubus, a man-eater, ‘Foxy Knoxy.’

Amanda Knox
Many queer and trans people live – and lived – in our prison and jails, in our homeless shelters, in run-down houses and apartment buildings, and on the corners of every major city. Marriage equality doesn’t help them; and the potential loss of momentum for trans/queer rights after this win could well hurt them.

Chelsea Manning
Many other countries have tried this and getting businesses to work in partnership in prisons, in prison and with prison labour, and to actually be able to make an economic return is extremely difficult.

Crispin Blunt
It was easy to get wrapped up in some of the negative stuff, but obviously I chose not to. I didn’t want to get in trouble and end up in prison where I can’t play football. It was as simple as that.

Jermain Defoe
Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.

Yakov Smirnoff
I don’t ever want to go back to prison.

Ronnie Radke
The suffragettes realized the power of getting arrested and going to prison and harassing politicians and making a nuisance of themselves. It got them a lot of attention. What they never did was set out to endanger human life except for sacrificing themselves.

Sarah Gavron
Jail didn’t make me find God, He’s always been there. They can lock me up, but my spirit and my love can never be confined to prison walls.

Lil Wayne
When you’re poor and black in America, you stand a greater chance of going to prison for something you didn’t do.

Anthony Ray Hinton
I think coming out, for me, is really about tearing down the prison wall.

Robert Gant
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
When I first went to prison, I was even questioning where, God, where are you?

Jim Bakker
Our prisons are full of people who are illiterate and innumerate, have been failed by the care system, and often have had a parent in prison.

Sadiq Khan
The prison industrial system, things like that are cleverly put in place to attempt to marginalize a certain group of people – and it’s not only black, it’s replete across the American society.

Lakeith Stanfield
Filesharing in Sweden can’t get you into prison, so there’s nothing criminal about helping people to fileshare.

Peter Sunde
As the U.S. prison population has surged over the decades, the legal profession’s distaste for former inmates has become more conspicuous. And it isn’t only law. Medical schools often have committees to evaluate cases and mitigating factors but are generally reluctant to admit ex-inmates.

Mary Pilon
Blake said that the body was the soul’s prison unless the five senses are fully developed and open. He considered the senses the ‘windows of the soul.’ When sex involves all the senses intensely, it can be like a mystical experence.

Jim Morrison
I grew up in a family where my brother was in prison. My father was in prison.

Yo Gotti
Hydration is everything. Think of this: your muscles are 70-plus percent water – how are you not drinking water during a workout? I get the whole, ‘Let’s challenge ourselves; let’s do that prison, tough guy thing,’ but at the end of the day, you’re underperforming.

Gunnar Peterson
Without turning prison life into something more meaningful, prisoners are more likely to reoffend.

Susan Hill
After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.

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

Edwin Arnold
I won’t perform in Cuba until there’s no more Castro and there’s a free Cuba. To me, Cuba’s the biggest prison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.

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

Robert Anton Wilson
When a person in a Russian prison decides to start speaking, to start speaking the truth – they start to reject oppression.

Maria Alyokhina