April 20, 2020

By Reggie Garcia

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 emergency declarations and guidelines, by various government entities.

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 public safety threat. The Florida Department of Corrections and the Florida Commission on Offender Review have the statutory authority and inherent discretion to effectuate such releases.  

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