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Many a wise person has pondered the plight of the prisoner. From Mark Twain to Oscar Wilde to Fyodor Dostoevsky, the issue of imprisonment has inspired many heartfelt remarks. The following quotes speak to our intellect as well as our emotions. In a society that rushes to warehouse human lives, we urge you to slow down, pause, and contemplate the unique reality of imprisonment. We hope you will find yourself thinking - perhaps even feeling - that we can do better.

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Crimes lead one into another; they who are capable of being forgers are capable of being incendiaries.
~Edmund Burke
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The guilty is he who meditates a crime; the punishment is his who lays the plot.
~Vittorio Alfieri
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Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
~Edmund Burke
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Responsibility prevents crimes.
~Edmund Burke
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Governments have tried to stop crime through punishment throughout the ages, but crime continued in the past punishment remains. Crime can only be stopped through a preventive approach in the schools. You teach the students Transcendental Meditation, and right away they’ll begin using their full brain physiology sensible and they will not get sidetracked into wrong things.
~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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If two people fight on the street, whose fault is it? Who is the criminal? It is the government’s responsibility because the government has not educated the people to not make mistakes. The people have inadequate, incompetent education, so they make mistakes! It is such a fraud.
~Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
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There are few better measures of the concern a society has for its individual members and its own well being than the way it handles criminals.
~Ramsey Clark
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The only effect of public punishment is to show the rabble how bravely it can be borne; and that every one who hath lost a toe-nail hath suffered worse.
~Walter Savage Landor
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It is hard, but it is excellent, to find the right knowledge of when correction is necessary and when grace doth most avail.
~Sir Philip Sidney
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Whatever is worthy to be loved for anything is worthy of preservation. A wise and dispassionate legislator, if any such should ever arise among men, will not condemn to death him who has done or is likely to do more service than injury to society. Blocks and gibbets are the nearest objects with legislators, and their business is never with hopes or with virtues.
~Walter Savage Landor
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