During the two years that Paul was prisoner in Caesarea he defended himself three times, but each time before a different ruler. The first ruler was Felix, who was impressed by what Paul said, but left him in prison. The second ruler. Festus would consider sending Paul to Jerusalem, but since Paul realized that this was unjust, he appealed to Caesar. Then Paul appeared before King Agrippa who admitted that Paul had done nothing worthy of death. Since Paul had appealed to Caesar he was kept in prison.