I agree with this quote because I feel like this is what prison is for. Whenever people do bad things they are put in prison to rethink what they did and if it is what they want to do with life. I know that sometimes when people do extremely bad things their sentence in prison is until they die, I feel like even those people who are not getting out of prison should think about what they did. For example, they killed someone: for what reason? was the reason really life costing? A famous saying is "Think before you take action" I think that is what every single person in this whole world should do. Another thing that I think that the quote is trying to say is that those who are actually going to have a life after prison should think what direction are they going to head to. Some people are going to have learned their lesson and are going to have a normal life, enjoy their families, and others are going to continue doing bad things. I feel ashamed for those who actually choose to take the wrong path because they did not understand what prison was for and if they got caught again their punishment would probably be for their whole life.
Even though this is such a simple quote it has a huge meaning. Through out this book I have been thinking that the guard are sometimes harsh, but sometimes good. Sometimes the guards over exaggerate and they can say, or do things that are not necessary based on the behavior of the prisoners. Although, I feel like sometimes the guard can give good consequences depending on the prisoners action. What do you feel about a guard giving double time? Harsh? or do you think that it is necessary sometimes? I think that things such as double time is a good way to give punishment to someone who did not do their work well, or who didn't behave. I think that the prisoners already have to work a lot and they get tired so if they are not doing their job correctly they should get double time. That would make them try their best in the first time so that they don't have to work double the time.