• Created Date
  • 1943
  • Description
  • As a result of his refusal to obey curfew and exclusion orders, Gordon chose to accept a sentence of ninety days at the Dupont road camp rather than sixty day in the Spokane County Jail. When he was picked up to begin his sentence in 1943, he was informed that he would not be eligible serve at Dupont near Tacoma, as it was located inside the exclusion zone. Hirabayashi convinced the district attorney to assign him to a different road camp, the... more
    As a result of his refusal to obey curfew and exclusion orders, Gordon chose to accept a sentence of ninety days at the Dupont road camp rather than sixty day in the Spokane County Jail. When he was picked up to begin his sentence in 1943, he was informed that he would not be eligible serve at Dupont near Tacoma, as it was located inside the exclusion zone. Hirabayashi convinced the district attorney to assign him to a different road camp, the Tucson Federal Prison, even though he would be responsible for his own transportation there. After hitchhiking for several weeks, Gordon arrived in Arizona and served his time in 90 days. The Seattle P. I. caught wind of the story only after Gordon had finished his sentence. What the newspaper could not report are the stories that Gordon recorded in his journal about the many adventures as he hitch hiked to prison. One of his rides was from a skeptical state trooper who upon learning of Gordon's intended destination was suspicious, but... less
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