July 7, 2019
Ft. Meyers News Press: Clemency, New law will assist felons

Florida taxpayers would be shocked to learn 102,000 inmates reside in our state prison system, untold thousands more in federal prisons and county jails, and 153,000 felons on criminal probation. Why should Floridians pay attention to clemency laws? Well, besides the public safety concerns and taxpayer costs, Floridians have a vested interest to assist felons […]

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September 17, 2018
Florida Politics: Reggie Garcia: Amendment 4 will save taxpayers money, give felons a second chance

Reggie wrote "Amendment 4 Will Save Taxpayers Moneys, Give Felons a Second Chance" for Florida Politics.

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April 9, 2018
The Rotunda with Trimmel Gomes Podcast: Episode 144

THE ROTUNDA - U.S. Senator Bill Nelson said he’s ready to run “like there is no tomorrow” against Gov. Rick Scott who is making his candidacy official today.  Tallahassee-based clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia explains the battle over the restoration of voting rights for ex-felons. Listen to the podcast.

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September 27, 2017
The Miami Herald: No early release for deaf Tampa inmate convicted of 1981 murder

Attorney Reginald Garcia and retired paralegal Pat Bliss talk with reporters on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 after a parole hearing in Tallahassee for Felix Garcia, a Tampa man who is deaf and is serving a life sentence for a 1981 murder that Garcia and Bliss argue he did not commit. The Commission on Offender Review […]

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September 25, 2017
Sun Sentinel: It's past time for justice for Felix Garcia | Opinion Florida Justice: The Case of Felix Garcia

Garcia last was up for parole in November 2014, when the commission turned him down but agreed to reconsider his case in another three years.  Behind him are Pat Bliss, a retired paralegal who has been working to secure Felix’s freedom for years; Reggie Garcia (no relation), a clemency expert who’s been representing Garcia for […]

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September 22, 2017
Tallahassee Democrat: Opinion: For deaf inmate Felix Garcia, justice could come next week Reggie Garcia, My View

After 36 years incarcerated for a murder he so clearly did not commit, this Wednesday a deaf, innocent man will get another chance for parole. It’s time for a terrible injustice to finally be corrected. Read more.

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September 1, 2017
SaintPetersBlog: Is this the year Felix Garcia goes free?

A deaf man from Tampa who claims innocence for his role in a 1981 murder will be back up for parole Tuesday. Felix Garcia, who turns 56 next month, is serving a life sentence in the death of Joseph Tramontana Jr.  His case will again go before the Florida Commission on Offender Review, which will […]

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August 19, 2017
Florida Politics: Advocates push for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons at Tampa Tiger Bay Forum

This summer, the Tampa Tiger Bay Club has bypassed its normal practice of asking politicians to come into its den. Instead, the civic-minded organization has invited speakers to discuss some of the pressing issues facing Florida. “Executive clemency is the governor’s constitutional power to grant mercy,” said Reggie Garcia, a clemency attorney and lobbyist based […]

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August 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Times: Tiger Bay panel: End permanent revocation of voting rights for convicted felons

A panel of elected officials and advocates including Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren argued in a forum Friday that Florida should end its practice of permanently revoking the voting rights of people convicted of felonies.  But getting that done, they said, will take a constitutional amendment given the reluctance of the state Cabinet and Legislature […]

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