Jails and prisons are the complement of schools; so many less as you have of the latter, so many more must you have of the former.
The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its Prisons.fyodor dostoevsky
Behind their fluffy rhetoric about free trade and free markets lurks a hostility toward freedom for ordinary people and a love affair with police and Prisons .david mcnally
I have seen Christians in Communist Prisons with fifty pounds of chains on their feet, tortured with red-hot iron pokers, in whose throats spoonfuls of salt had been forced, being kept afterward without water, starving, whipped, suffering from cold--and praying with fervor for the Communists. This is humanly inexplicable! It is the love of Christ, which was poured out in our hearts.richard wurmbrand
Prisons are a growth industry in a country that has stopped building schools because we would rather not pay our property taxes. And we seem remarkably comfortable with a criminal-justice system that locks up and "disappears" people we fear or hold in contempt — with Prisons as closets to hide our unmentionables and as factories for processing spare human parts until there is nothing left but waste.john leonard
America needs fewer laws, not more Prisons. By trying to seize far more power than is necessary over American citizens, the federal government is destroying its own legitimacy. We face a choice not of anarchy or authoritarianism, but a choice of limited government or unlimited government .james bovard