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Gideon v. Wainwright

From: Florida Supreme Court case files, S. 49, Box 2780, Case 31116

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, Page 3

Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, Page 3

Transcript

DIVISION OF CORRECTION

COORESPONDANCE REGULATIONS

MAIL WILL NOT BE DELIVERED WHICH DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THESE RULES

No. 1 -- Only 2 letters each week, not to exceed 2 sheets letter-size 8 1/2 x 11’’ and written on one side only,

and if ruled paper, do not write between lines. Your complete name must be at the close of your letter. Clippings,

stamps, and prison number must be placed in lower corner of envelope, with your complete name and address in the

upper left corner.

No. 3 -- Do not send any packages without a Package Permit. Unauthorized packages will be destroyed.

No. 4 -- Letters must be written in English only.

No. 5 -- Books, magazines, pamphlets, and newspapers of reputable character will be delivered only if mailed

direct from the publisher.

No. 6 – Money must be sent in the form of Postal Money Orders only, in the inmate’s complete prison name

and prison number.

NAME [handwritten]CLARENCE EARL GIDEON NUMBER [handwritten] 003836

INSTITUTION [handwritten] State Prison Raiford Fla. CELL NUMBER [handwritten] D-9

NAME [handwritten] Clarence Earl Gideon NUMBER [handwritten] 003826

[handwritten in lined space]

The united States Government.

=7= I Clarence Earl Gideon, Beg

of this court to issue a Writ

of Habeas Corpus and to set

aside the 5 yr sentence that

I have by the Court of Bay County

14th District in and fro the

State of Florida and to give

me the aid that I need

signed

Clarence Earl Gideon

[stamped at bottom]

State of Florida

County of Union

Subscribed and sworn to before me, a Notary Public, the 9th day of

October, A.D., 1961.

[signature] Lawrence C [illegible]

NOTARY PUBLIC

[notary stamp] Notary Public State of Florida at Large

My commission Express Sept. 19, 1962

Bonded by American Survey Co. of N.Y.