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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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Conformity is the jailer of freedom, and the enemy of growth.
~John F. Kennedy
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The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist.
~Sir Winston Churchill
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Liberty is rendered even more precious by the recollection of servitude.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero
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We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms -- to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
~Viktor Frankl
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Intellectual liberty is the air of the soul, the sunshine of the mind, and without it, the world is a prison, the universe is a dungeon.
~Robert G. Ingersoll
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There will be no prison which can hold our movement down... The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
~Huey P. Newton
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Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.
~Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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When it comes to freedom, we are but prisoners of our own desires.
~Eric Schaub
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It is the deed that teaches, not the name we give it. Murder and capital punishment are not opposites that cancel one another, but similars that breed their own kind.
~George Bernard Shaw
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Already this war on gangs in California is taking money from universities to build prisons, and the universities have some clout.
~Tom Hayden
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