I hated high school. It was a prison.
– Alan Alda
I’m a prison abolitionist because the prison system as it is set up is just not working. It’s horrible.
– Ava DuVernay
There are thousands of Palestinians in prison virtually for no reason.
– Alice Walker
Being an actor in L.A. is like being in prison: you go, you serve your time, you try to replicate Johnny Depp’s career – and then you move to Paris.
– Alex Pettyfer
Facebook seems to think that it would be liberating if everyone’s News Feed could be personalized so that people see only and exactly what they want. Don’t believe it. That’s a prison.
– Cass Sunstein
We can’t let somebody rise to the top who will pardon these war criminals. Because they need to go to prison for what they’ve done in this world. We can’t have a pardon. They need to pay for what they’ve done.
– Cindy Sheehan
I personally am very active with the women’s prison association, and I designed a locket, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the women’s prison association.
– Alysia Reiner
Racism is a moral catastrophe, most graphically seen in the prison industrial complex and targeted police surveillance in black and brown ghettos rendered invisible in public discourse.
– Cornel West
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny.
– Bertrand Russell
I am proud of being in a U.S. federal prison and surviving it.
– Conrad Black
Even if I was in prison, I could be free in my head. I can adapt easily.
– Azzedine Alaia
Lots of people think I went to prison. I never went to prison. I was in jail without bail.
– Bobby Seale
Those revolutionaries who have, by chance, escaped the gallows should live and show to the world that they cannot only embrace gallows for the ideal but also bear the worst type of tortures in the dark, dingy prison cells.
– Bhagat Singh
That is my major concern: writers who are in prison for writing.
– Antonia Fraser
As an independent person, I find it difficult being dependent for everything, for even my food and medicine, to the prison authorities. I have had to fight through the courts for everything, including even physiotherapy, which is my right under the jail manual.
– Asif Ali Zardari
Going to prison is like dying with your eyes open.
– Bernard Kerik
I just think it’s so outrageous that fifteen years is the kind of minimum amount of time that any wrongfully convicted person spends in prison.
– Amy J. Berg
Galileo wasn’t put in prison because he was wrong about anything he discovered looking through his telescope; rather, he was incarcerated simply because he saw what others didn’t wish to see.
– Brin-Jonathan Butler
The difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion is the thickness of a prison wall.
– Denis Healey
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.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
I’ve definitely become more aware of the penal system and more aware of what life could be like inside a prison.
– Dean Winters
I sample a little bit of everything – a bit of ‘House,’ a little bit of ‘Prison Break.’ I love ‘Project Runway;’ it’s my favorite show!
– Michaela Conlin
I found fame to be somewhat of a prison. The more famous you were, the smaller the cell that you had to live in.
– Dave Madden
As long as my record stands in federal court, any American citizen can be held in prison or concentration camps without a trial or a hearing.
– Fred Korematsu
I served my time and came out of prison when I was just 26 and have worked with the government for 37 years. But people only remember me for what I did before that.
– Frank Abagnale
When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.
– Fernando Flores
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.
– Duane Chapman
Typically, you get a year in prison for making a threat to assassinate the president.
– Megyn Kelly
What the cops did to Rodney King was wrong, and the officers who beat him should be sent straight to prison.
I spent five years of my youth in prison – some very bad prisons.