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November 21, 2011
Backlog of Florida Clemency Cases Grows

TALLAHASSEE -- Desmond Meade served time for cocaine possession and aggravated battery, but turned his life around and overcame the drug and alcohol addictions that forced him to live on the streets of Miami. Seven years after walking out of state prison, Meade, 44, is in law school and helps run a halfway house for addicts. […]

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November 20, 2011
Florida Defender: Florida Executive Clemency - Seeking Mercy and Justice for Convicted Felons

Florida Governor Rick Scott and the three state-wide elected members of the Florida Cabinet, acting as the Board of Executive Clemency ("the Board") unanimously approved new clemency rules effective March 9, 2011. Read more.

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November 15, 2011
UF Law Magazine: Official Mercy

It's the job of Reggie Garcia (JD 85) to win for his clients the rights and freedoms that no judge or jury can grant.  There are six general criteria, some rules of procedure, but no rules of evidence, the Tallahassee lawyer explained. Its half law and half lobbying. Its more about equity and common sense. […]

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November 11, 2011
Miami Herald: Backlog of Florida Clemency Cases Grows

TALLAHASSEE - Desmond Meade served time for cocaine possession and aggravated battery, but turned his life around and overcame the drug and alcohol addictions that forced him to live on the streets of Miami. Seven years after walking out of state prison, Meade, 44, is in law school and helps run a halfway house for […]

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October 4, 2011
October 2011

The October edition of Reggie Garcia’s blog on executive clemency, parole and criminal justice issues in Florida.

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September 20, 2011
Florida Defender: Restricted "Employment Purposes Only" Driver's License Now an Option for Certain Multiple DUI Offenders

Legislature Creates "Hard Path Back" to Increase Public Safety. Read more.

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September 15, 2011
Fort Myers Press: New Law will assist felons

On September 13, 2011- Reggie Garcia was featured in the Fort Meyers News Press. 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 […]

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September 15, 2011
Prison Legal News: Florida Reenacts Reconstruction-Era Felon Disenfranchisement Rule

According to a study released by the Florida Parole Commission in July 2011, former offenders who had their civil rights restored were less likely to return to prison. The Commission examined 31,000 released prisoners from 2009 to 2010, and found around 11 percent of those who regained their civil rights were re-incarcerated. In contrast, the […]

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September 14, 2011
Reginald Garcia: Clemency, new law will assist felons

On September 13, 2011- Reggie Garcia was featured in the Fort Meyers News Press.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 […]

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