MUST BE 18 OR OLDER - MUST READ TERMS OF SERVICE You Are On:  Quotes
Interested in participating in a landmark study on prison pen-pals? Please visit this page to begin!




WriteAPrisoner.com Quotes
Total Quotes: 449


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.

Select from our list of authors


There is no peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war - at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
~Daniel Berrigan
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (1 ratings)


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
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (1 ratings)


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
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (0 ratings)


We have initiated programs for re-entry offenders, since some 500,000 to 600,000 offenders will come out of prison each year for the next three or four years. We want to have positive alternatives when they come back to the community.
~Janet Reno
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (0 ratings)


You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.
~Craig L. Thomas
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (2 ratings)


You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison.
~Bronislaw Malinowski
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (0 ratings)


Prison makes you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.
~Suge Knight
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (4 ratings)


If it doesn't make sense, you should find for the defense.
~Johnnie Cochran
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (4 ratings)


We have one of our priests in prison right now for his antiwar actions, and three of us in the community are forbidden to visit him because we're all convicted felons.
~Daniel Berrigan
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (0 ratings)


The growth of drug-related crime is a far greater evil to society as a whole than drug taking. Even so, because we have been seduced by the idea that governments should legislate for our own good, very few people can see how dangerously absurd the present policy is.
~John Casey
Submit Rating:
Current Rating:   (1 ratings)


 1 2 3 4 5  ...  


spacer
Visit our sponsors
Visit our sponsors

2000-2017 WriteAPrisoner.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Must be 18 to be viewing this website and have read our Terms of Service.