DIVISION OF CORRECTION
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
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 stamp] Notary Public State of Florida at Large
My commission Express Sept. 19, 1962
Bonded by American Survey Co. of N.Y.