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  • THE STATE PENITENTAIRY (August 25th, 1961)
  • Everyone is "innocent" here, Gideon.
  • This is wrong! I didn't do nothing! I'm innocent!
  • I didn't get no lawyer or nothin... I represented myself.. I'm wrongly convicted!
  • Wait a minute... It is my right to have a lawyer and a fair trial... I must write a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court !!!
  • Gideon first enters the jail after being sentenced to 5 years in prison. He keeps claiming that he is innocent, but nobody believes that he is.
  • Gideon keeps going on an on about how he is innocent to his cellmate and other convicts at the prison.
  • Gideon figures out that his 6th amendment right was violated under the Bay County Circuit Court, 14th Judicial Court of Florida. He knows that he must take this to the supreme.
  • Oh look I got a letter from the Supreme Court.......YES! The Supreme Court took my case!
  • Gideon is searching through the library at the state penitentiary for books on the bill of rights and how to write a writ of certiorari to the Supreme Court.
  • Gideon is writing his writ of certiorari in hopes of getting the Supreme Court to hear his.
  • I did not receive a lawyer and i represented myself!  Plz help me Supreme Court!!! - Clearance Earl Gideon
  • Gideon receives his letter from the Supreme Court. It states that the Supreme Court will take Gideon's case.
  • To Clarence Earl Gideon From The Supreme COurt
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