Charles Dickens Quote

The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement... I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of torture and agony which this dreadful punishment, prolonged for years, inflicts upon the sufferers... I hold this slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain, to be immeasurably worse than any torture of the body: and because its ghastly signs and tokens are not so palpable to the eye and sense of touch as scars upon the flesh; because its wounds are not upon the surface, and it extorts few cries that human ears can hear; therefore I the more denounce it, as a secret punishment which slumbering humanity is not roused up to stay


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The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement... I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of...

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The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement... I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of...

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The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement... I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of...

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The system here, is rigid, strict, and hopeless solitary confinement... I believe that very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of...