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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October 17, 2019
WCTV: Convicted trigger man gets life sentence in Dan Markel murder

Dan Markel’s friends and neighbors say Sigfredo Garcia’s conviction and life sentence are a relief. "I just felt it had been a long time coming," neighbor Dot Inman Johnson said. 'It took so long." "I think justice has been served," neighbor Reggie Garcia said. Neighbor Reggie Garcia says he still thinks about Markel and his […]

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October 12, 2019
Miami Herald: An inmate beaten by Florida guards may be released from prison. Her lawyers aren’t happy.

Reggie Garcia, a Tallahassee lawyer who specializes in clemency and parole, and has consulted with Andrews’ law firm on the Weimar case, said often families want their loved ones released if they are sick. However, he said, if the department is trying to release Weimar just to save money — potentially millions of dollars — […]

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September 8, 2019
Tallahassee Democrat: Reggie Garcia, author of book on Department of Corrections banned list, to speak at bookstore

From the Tallahassee Democrat. On Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m., independent bookstore Midtown Reader will host a discussion and book signing with local clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia, author of the books "How to Leave Prison Early: Florida Clemency, Parole, and Work Release" and "Second Chances: Florida Pardons, Restoration of Civil Rights, Gun Rights and More." […]

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August 20, 2019
Florida Phoenix: It’s called ‘the Department of Corrections’ not ‘the Department of Punishment’

When it comes to reforming Florida’s criminal justice system, “everyone’s generally for it – the question is what that means,” Tallahassee lobbyist and clemency attorney Reggie Garcia says. Garcia is an expert on Florida’s clemency system. He wrote  “How to Leave Prison Early: Florida Clemency, Parole, and Work Release”  and a follow-up volume, “Second Chances.” […]

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August 15, 2019
WCTV: First hearing scheduled in Amendment 4 lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (CNS) -- The first hearing in a federal case challenging the law that requires felons to pay all fines, fees and restitution before being eligible to vote has been set for October. The decision that comes out of that hearing could have a major impact on who is eligible to vote in the […]

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August 13, 2019
WCTV: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asks high court to rule on felon voting

Clemency attorney Reggie Garcia is quick to point out the implementing law allows felons to ask a judge and state attorney: “To either waive these financial obligations completely, or convert them to community service,” said Garcia. Read the full story on WCTV.

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August 11, 2019
Banned behind bars: 20,000 books can't be read by Florida inmates; the list may surprise you

How to Leave Prison Early” is not welcome in Florida prisons. The Department of Corrections has declared the how-to book on work release, parole and clemency off limits for the 96,000 inmates in state custody.  “It makes no sense. All it does is explain Florida law to help inmates and families understand their options and […]

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July 19, 2019
WCTV: 5th Anniversary of FSU Professor Dan Markel's murder

"I think it'll be riveting testimony when we learn the facts firsthand,” neighbor and colleague Reggie Garcia said of the upcoming trial, “but in a way I think the community ... the anguish will come back again." Those who knew Dan Markel are still shaking their heads in disbelief at the loss of the father […]

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