May 27, 2020
Capitol News Service: Federal Judge Rules Indigent Felons Must Be Allowed to Vote

Reggie was interviewed by Capitol News Service on the federal judge ruling felons can register to vote: Clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia noted the ruling also states if you were appointed a public defender or had your financial obligations converted to civil leans you will be automatically allowed to register. Court fees alone can also not […]

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May 14, 2020
The Palm Beach Post: Point of View: Officials should order ‘conditional medical release’ for Florida prison, jail inmates

Reggie Garcia's editorial appeared in The Palm Beach Post. The DOC doctors and medical staff have the power to diagnose the inmate and determine that an inmate is qualified for a conditional medical release. DOC then makes an agency referral to the COR, which has the sole discretion to approve or deny any release. The […]

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May 11, 2020
WCTV: Usual Suspects -

Reggie Garcia appeared on WCTV's Usual Suspects, hosted by Gary Yordon, to discuss COVID-19's impact on prisoners and staff in Florida's correctional institutions. Reggie advocates the use of conditional medical release for inmates susceptible to the effects of the novel Coronavirus. Watch the full show on WCTV's website.

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May 7, 2020
The Florida Times-Union: Conditional release is good for everyone

Reggie's editorial on conditional medical release appeared in The Florida Times-Union: The potential spread of COVID-19 in Florida’s 144 correctional facilities only increases for these vulnerable inmates, who if infected would expose other inmates, correctional officers, medical staff, vendors and their families. Families of state inmates should contact the prison classification officer and medical director […]

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May 3, 2020
Florida Innocence Project: Imprisoned with COVID-19

Reggie Garcia appeared Sunday, May 3, 2020, on a Facebook Live video with Seth Miller, the Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Florida to discuss actions the state can take to mitigate the damage of COVID-19 to lives inside Florida's prisons. You can watch it at

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April 26, 2020
Daytona Beach News Journal: Coronavirus: A prison and a jail, Volusia neighbors, one hit hard by virus, the other not at all

Reggie interviewed with the Daytona Beach News Journal about the COVID-19 outbreak at Tomoka CI: One thing that can help as COVID-19 spreads through jails and prisons across the country is conditional medical release, said Reggie Garcia, an author and attorney who assists inmates seeking clemency, medical releases or other matters. He said releasing non-violent, […]

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April 22, 2020
MSN: Conditional medical release for some inmates needed during COVID-19 pandemic

MSN published Reggie's editorial calling for the medical release of inmates most at-risk of the effects of COVID-19. Now more than ever conditional medical release is good for public health and safety, taxpayers and inmates. COVID-19 has spread to county jails, state and federal prisons, and other detention facilities. Media reports indicate humanitarian, compassionate, elderly, and/or […]

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April 22, 2020
Florida Today: Conditional medical release for some inmates needed during COVID-19 pandemic

Florida Today ran Reggie's opinion column on releasing at-risk inmates who could be affected by COVID-19. Florida law 947.149 allows the FCOR to release a state inmate who is permanently incapacitated or terminally ill. A permanently incapacitated inmate is an inmate who has a condition caused by injury, disease, or illness, which to a reasonable […]

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April 21, 2020
Yahoo Finance: Coronavirus risk looms large for America’s elderly and sick prison population

Yahoo Finance re-printed this article, in which Reggie is quoted. Reggie Garcia, a Florida-based clemency and parole attorney and author of How to Leave Prison Early, highlights the urgency of state departments of correction focusing their efforts on releasing the most at risk. “Covid-19 can be terminal for certain high risk inmates with respiratory problems or otherwise […]

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