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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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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
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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
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But the thing I felt most strongly about, and put at the end of one of the prison diaries, was education.
~Jeffrey Archer
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I think my attitude to human beings has changed since leaving prison.
~Jeffrey Archer
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I wrote a million words in the first year, and I could never have done that outside of prison.
~Jeffrey Archer
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Sixty per cent of people entering prison today are illiterate.
~Jeffrey Archer
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Well I certainly have learned and I hope I'm moving on and certainly two years of prison was a terrible punishment.
~Jeffrey Archer
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