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

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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December 26, 2019

Reggie Garcia appeared on COURT TV to discuss the IA vs Harris, a very emotional case involved the death of an infant.

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December 19, 2019
Tampa Bay Times' the Buzz: Key Florida House Republican reluctant to address inmates serving outdated drug sentences

Reggie Garcia, a lawyer and lobbyist who's represented clients seeking clemency for more than 25 years, said clemency is an opportunity for the government to show mercy — but it's too slow. “The last full pardon I argued took 12 years to get a hearing,” Garcia said. “Regardless of the merits of a specific case, […]

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November 28, 2019
Reggie Garcia Speaking at the Great Futures Breakfast

Reggie Garcia speaks to a crowd of 700 at the Great Futures Breakfast in Tampa.

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October 19, 2019
Juvenile Justice Information Exchange: Florida’s Longest-Serving Inmates: They Get Older, Sicker and More Well-behaved

Florida clemency and parole lawyer Reggie Garcia, who has written two books on criminal justice issues, said, “There is an emerging bipartisan consensus that we are at a crisis point at our 56 major state prisons.  We have too few correctional officers plus gangs with lots of power, so a major incident could happen literally any […]

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