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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.
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
The last place I would ever want to go is prison.
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.
The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom we failed to rescue from prison, who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured, who were kidnapped, who 'disappeared'. That's what the candle is for.
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.
It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
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.
My main dream - and I'm trying to get 'Living TV' to do it - is to go into prison and interview serial killers, rapists, murderers, psychopaths.
When it comes to the point where you occasionally look forward to being in prison on the basis that you might be able to spend a day reading a book, the realization dawns that perhaps the situation has become a little more stressful than you would like.
The percentage of Americans in the prison system, has doubled since 1985.
In light of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, critics are arguing that abuses of Iraqi prisoners are being produced by a climate of disregard for the laws of war.
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.
You stuff somebody into the American dream, and it becomes a prison.
Craig L. Thomas
The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole, and now sits in a prison cell.
George W. Bush
It doesn't help to fight crime to put people in prison who are innocent.
Prison make you a better judge of character. You pick up on people much faster.
Even if I was in prison, I could be free in my head. I can adapt easily.
They transfer the prison, and all of a sudden all this money cuts loose, all these people cut loose.
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.
The closest thing to hell on earth is prison. It's the worst experience I've ever had in my life. Besides death.
In prison, you get the chance to see who really loves you.
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.
I'm a prison abolitionist because the prison system as it is set up is just not working. It's horrible.
I lost my sleep, and this is the greatest tragedy that can befall someone. It is much worse than sitting in prison.
Women have worked hard; starved in prison; given of their time and lives that we might sit in the House of Commons and take part in the legislating of this country.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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