Media

July 2, 2020
WFSU Public Media: The Fight To Vote Part 2: History Of Florida's Voter Disenfranchisement

Reggie interviewed for WFSU's "The Fight To Vote Part 2: History Of Florida's Voter Disenfranchisement": "They create two categories of restoration of civil rights, essentially violent and non-violent offenses," explained clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia. " If it’s a non-violent offense, you have to wait five years from the conclusion of prison or probation before you […]

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June 1, 2020
Criminal Defense Webinar: Prison Medical Release and Other Early Release Strategies

Reggie will be featured with Eric Romano on The National Trial Lawyers' Webinar on Prison Medical Release and Other Early Release Strategies as part of its Criminal Defense Playbook Series. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd from 1 PM to 2 PM. To watch the webinar, you can register online at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8843957369584696332.

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May 27, 2020
Capitol News Service: Federal Judge Rules Indigent Felons Must Be Allowed to Vote

Reggie was interviewed by Capitol News Service on the federal judge ruling felons can register to vote: Clemency lawyer Reggie Garcia noted the ruling also states if you were appointed a public defender or had your financial obligations converted to civil leans you will be automatically allowed to register. Court fees alone can also not […]

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May 14, 2020
The Palm Beach Post: Point of View: Officials should order ‘conditional medical release’ for Florida prison, jail inmates

Reggie Garcia's editorial appeared in The Palm Beach Post. The DOC doctors and medical staff have the power to diagnose the inmate and determine that an inmate is qualified for a conditional medical release. DOC then makes an agency referral to the COR, which has the sole discretion to approve or deny any release. The […]

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May 11, 2020
WCTV: Usual Suspects -

Reggie Garcia appeared on WCTV's Usual Suspects, hosted by Gary Yordon, to discuss COVID-19's impact on prisoners and staff in Florida's correctional institutions. Reggie advocates the use of conditional medical release for inmates susceptible to the effects of the novel Coronavirus. Watch the full show on WCTV's website.

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May 7, 2020
The Florida Times-Union: Conditional release is good for everyone

Reggie's editorial on conditional medical release appeared in The Florida Times-Union: The potential spread of COVID-19 in Florida’s 144 correctional facilities only increases for these vulnerable inmates, who if infected would expose other inmates, correctional officers, medical staff, vendors and their families. Families of state inmates should contact the prison classification officer and medical director […]

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May 3, 2020
Florida Innocence Project: Imprisoned with COVID-19

Reggie Garcia appeared Sunday, May 3, 2020, on a Facebook Live video with Seth Miller, the Executive Director of the Innocence Project of Florida to discuss actions the state can take to mitigate the damage of COVID-19 to lives inside Florida's prisons. You can watch it at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=527784601245928.

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April 26, 2020
Daytona Beach News Journal: Coronavirus: A prison and a jail, Volusia neighbors, one hit hard by virus, the other not at all

Reggie interviewed with the Daytona Beach News Journal about the COVID-19 outbreak at Tomoka CI: One thing that can help as COVID-19 spreads through jails and prisons across the country is conditional medical release, said Reggie Garcia, an author and attorney who assists inmates seeking clemency, medical releases or other matters. He said releasing non-violent, […]

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April 22, 2020
MSN: Conditional medical release for some inmates needed during COVID-19 pandemic

MSN published Reggie's editorial calling for the medical release of inmates most at-risk of the effects of COVID-19. 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 […]

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