Martin Luther King Jr. was sentenced to jail many times in his life. The one time that people remember the most was his time in Birmingham City Jail, where he wrote his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail, which put out an important statement about civil rights and civil disobedience. He was sentenced to jail on April 16, 1963 during a peaceful protest against segregation in Birmingham, Alabama He was put into solitary confinement through this whole sentence, which was about 11 days. He started writing right when he could. He didn’t even have a pad of paper. He has to write in the margins of a newspaper, scraps of paper that was supplied by a friendly Negro, toilet paper, and eventually a pad of paper that his attorneys were allowed to leave him. He was let out of jail after 11 days. The letter he wrote was one of the most amazing and inspiring letters written in a jail cell.