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September 27, 2017
WFSU: Potential Early Parole Date Stays Same For Deaf Inmate Serving Life For Murder

Wednesday was the latest parole hearing for a deaf man currently serving a life sentence for a 1981 murder he says he did not commit. The parole board agreed to keep his presumptive parole release date the same. Read more.

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September 1, 2017
Fox 13: Florida Justice: The Case of Felix Garcia

Felix Garcia says he was wrongly convicted at a trial he couldn't even hear. He's a deaf man from Tampa who has spent most of his life in prison-- even though he had a seven-hour alibi, and his brother later confessed to framing him for murder. The state of Florida will decide whether to grant […]

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August 18, 2017
88.5 WMNF: State Attorney calls Florida’s ex-felon rights process a “poll tax”

Rep. Sean Shaw, D-Tampa, was among the speakers at an event, hosted by the Tampa Tiger Bay Club and the League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County, about restoration of voting rights. Other speakers are expected to include Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren; Tallahassee clemency attorney Reggie Garcia; ...  Read more.

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August 8, 2017
Bay News 9: Ben & Jerry's backs Florida felon voting rights restoration

A sustained media campaign could change enough hearts and votes to propel the amendment to victory, according to some clemency reform advocates.  "There's Republicans, Democrats, independents who believe in second chances," said Reggie Garcia, a clemency attorney whose 2015 book, 'Second Chances,' helps felons navigate the rights restoration process.  Read more.

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August 2, 2017
WCTV/WEAR/WJHG: Florida activists try to restore voting rights for non-violent felons

A proposed constitutional amendment to automatically restore the voting rights of non-violent felons is getting a boost.  The Florida Supreme Court has already approved the felons rights' amendment for the 2018 ballot. It must now gather more than 700,000 signatures to move forward.  Read more.

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July 14, 2017
WFSU: Capital Report: 07-14-2017

One of Florida’s most experienced clemency case attorneys, Reggie Garcia, discussing his 2nd book, "Second Chances", describes the current system and its massive case backlog at the same time, as Tom Flanigan reports, a proposed constitutional amendment would grant automatic clemency to many non-violent felons.  Read more and listen to the report.

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October 17, 2016
Tallahassee Democrat: 2 Lobbyist Debate Florida Pot Amendment

We’re discussing Amendment 2, which is on the ballot in November and would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.  Moderator James Call is talking with Reggie Garcia (pro) and Barney Bishop (anti). Please post questions for the panelists below in the comments.  This event is part of the USA TODAY Network’s Facebook Live 2016 series. See […]

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October 4, 2016
WCTV: Suspect pleads guilty in Dan Markel murder case

Luis Rivera has entered a plea deal in the murder of FSU law professor Dan Markel.  He was sentenced to 19 years in prison, which will run concurrently with another sentence he is already serving in federal prison.  Neighbor and close friend of Dan Markel, Reggie Garcia, shared his feelings about Rivera's plea deal and […]

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September 6, 2016
WCTV: TPD releases new reports in Markel murder case

The state attorney says no to more arrests in the murder of FSU professor Dan Markel. We told you about newly released documents in the case last night.  Police were seeking an arrest warrant for Markel's ex-brother in law and his girlfriend and say if they get more information they'll try again.  "You know, I […]

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