If it's illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
Jails and prisons are designed to break human beings, to convert the population into specimens in a zoo - obedient to our keepers, but dangerous to each other.
If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence.
No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens but its lowest ones.
On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.
You can jail a Revolutionary, but you can't jail the Revolution.
I don't like jail, they got the wrong kind of bars in there.
I know not whether Laws be right,
Or whether Laws be wrong;
All that we know who be in jail
Is that the wall is strong;
And that each day is like a year,
A year whose days are long.
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.
We'll try to cooperate fully with the IRS, because, as citizens, we feel a strong patriotic duty not to go to jail.
So what really works? Treatments in jail do some good, but it's mostly too late: finding a family and a job or just growing older make most prisoners eventually give up crime.
Addiction should never be treated as a crime. It has to be treated as a health problem. We do not send alcoholics to jail in this country. Over 500,000 people are in our jails who are nonviolent drug users.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying that society is absolutely good, and no-one in his right mind will believe this today.
I just spent 11 and a half months in a maximum-security jail, got shot five times, and was wrongly convicted of a crime I didn't commit.
My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.
I was in jail four and a half years. When I came out, I continued the same struggle against injustice, but instead of using weapons, I began to use art and cinema.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
My skin is more beautiful than yours. I would be quite more popular in jail if I so chose.
Every single person in jail for a violent crime had a nightmare childhood.
In Vietnam we have no political prisoners. No one is arrested or jailed for his or her speech or point of view. They are put in jail because they violated the law.
If - you know, it seems to me that if we see Matt Cooper being carted off to jail today, a lot of people may find that, you know, a very upsetting thing.
It sounds kind of strange, but Jail time was almost a good experience for me.
In jail I was just like everybody else, I was sitting there praying, feeling caged.
It costs $30,000 to $50,000 per year to send someone to jail. You don't have to pay so much to send someone to school at Johns Hopkins.
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