Media

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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April 11, 2020
Editorial: The case for medical release for Florida prison inmates

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 emergency declarations and guidelines, by various government entities. […]

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March 27, 2020
COVID-19

Reginald R. Garcia, P.A. is open for business, serving families of state prison inmates.  We have temporarily changed the way we operate and are strictly following recommendations of the CDC and the State of Florida. We are using telephone and e-mail conferencing to communicate and serve you and your incarcerated loved ones. Please contact me […]

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March 24, 2020
Quartz: Coronavirus risk looms large for America’s elderly and sick prison population

Reggie Garcia was interviewed for Quartz on releasing at-risk inmates that could be affected by COVID-19: Reggie Garcia, a Florida-based clemency and parole attorney and author of How to Get Out of 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 […]

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