August 20, 2011
Sun Sentinel: Clemency, new law will assist felons in new life

Floridians have a vested interest in assisting felons who want to re-enter society, become law-abiding citizens and ensure they stay on the straight-and-narrow path. Gov. Rick Scott and the Cabinet recently approved new clemency rules to require specific waiting periods to restore civil rights of felons and to enforce a strict 10-year waiting period for […]

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August 15, 2011
Tallahassee Democrat: New Law will assist felons

Florida's law-abiding citizens and taxpayers would be shocked to learn there are 102,000 inmates in state prison and thousands more in federal prisons and Florida's 67 county jails. Another 153,000 felons are on community supervision, commonly known as criminal probation. Read more.

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August 15, 2011
Reggie Garcia Talks Clemency - Quoted in Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times

On August 6th & 7th, Reggie Garcia was quoted on the recent Florida Parole Commission study regarding clemency restoration of civil rights: This report shows clemency is working very well, as 89 percent of convicted felons granted a second chance have not re-offended, said Reggie Garcia, a Tallahassee lawyer who has helped ex-felons navigate the […]

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August 15, 2011
Sentencing Project: Spotlight: Parole Commission Report Counters Tough Policy on Restoring Voting Rights

Parole Commission Report Counters Tough Policy on Restoring Voting Rights.

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August 15, 2011

A new study in Florida found felons who successfully get their rights back tend to stay out of prison. But such pesky facts have not fazed FLA legislators who have recently made it harder for a felon to regain these rights.  "This report shows clemency is working very well, as 89 percent of convicted felons […]

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July 22, 2011
Jacksonville Daily Record: OIR hears merits of proposed medical-malpractice buyout

Regulators dug Thursday into the proposed sale of Florida's largest medical-malpractice insurer, with supporters saying the deal won't threaten competition in the market.  The $363 million deal would marry two major players in the medical-malpractice industry. The Doctors Company, a California-based firm that is the nation's largest insurer of doctors, would buy Jacksonville-based FPIC Insurance […]

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January 20, 2010
Tallahassee Bar Bulletin: Members in the News

Reggie Garcia presented on Florida's Clemency laws and rules to the Florida Conference of Black State Legislators Issues Conference in Orlando discussing full pardons, restoration of civil rights, and prison commutations. He spoke November 20, 2009, during the Corrections and Juvenile Justice panel which included Florida Secretary of Corrections (and former TPD chief) Walt McNeil and […]

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December 20, 2007
Tallahassee Bar Association Bar Bulletin: Member in the News

Featured, Member in the News. recognizing publication of Clemency article.

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October 20, 2007
Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine

Author, Clemency 101: Seeking Justice for Felons

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