Media

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 https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=527784601245928.

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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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April 20, 2020
Tallahassee Democrat: Conditional release would mitigate virus spread in prisons

Reggie wrote an editorial that appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat. 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 medical releases have been approved, under various […]

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April 17, 2020
Miami Herald: Flood of inmates, citing coronavirus, seek pandemic paroles — but process is slow

Reggie was interviewed by the Miami Herald. Reggie Garcia, a Tallahassee lawyer who advocates on behalf of state inmates, said the corrections department has the “power right now under current law” to fit elderly and infirm inmates under the designation because they are at risk of dying from COVID-19. “My suggestion is that DOC utilize and […]

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April 15, 2020
News-Press: Editorial - Utilize existing conditional medical release law for vulnerable inmates

Ft. Myers News-Press ran Reggie's editorial discussing the benefits to taxpayers and inmates of using conditional medical release for at-risk inmates during the COVID-19 pandemic. To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Florida should utilize its existing conditional medical release law to release certain non-violent, elderly, seriously ill, and increasingly vulnerable inmates who pose no […]

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