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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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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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