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This morning, guards found a prisoner who had hanged himself in his jail cellHe was sentenced to two years in prison for possession of marijuana.

This morning, guards found a prisoner who had hanged himself in his jail cell.

She was imprisoned in her native country for speaking out against government corruption.

Boxer Rubin Carter, convicted of a murder he didn't commit, refused to wear his prison clothes while in jail.

Many people feel that prison is simply a school for criminals, and does nothing to reduce crime.

While in prison, the inmate took university courses, and eventually earned a law degree.

A wise man once remarked that the worst prison would be a closed heart.

Gandhi once said, You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.

There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which observes that so long as I can keep a secret, it is my prisoner, but if I let it slip, then I am its prisoner.

There is a French proverb which observes that there are no beautiful prisons or ugly loved ones.

There is a Japanese proverb that states that if you steal goods, you'll go to prison, but if you steal lands, you are a king.

There is a Spanish proverb which observes that shyness is the prison of the heart.

In May 2000, China toughened its regulations against computer viruses, mandating fines, and up to five years imprisonment for people who spread the bugs.

In Burma, illegal possession of a computer modem can lead to a prison term.

Nearly 43 percent of convicted criminals serving prison sentences in the United States are re-arrested within a year of being released.

Billions of dollars have been spent, and thousands of people imprisoned in the war on drugs.

In October of 1994, the U.S. government announced that the prison population in that country exceeded one million.

Thousands of people worldwide are in prison today because of their beliefs.

Discussion question: Do you think that prisons help to reduce crime?

Find someone who has seen a prison.

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