TALLAHASSEE– Loved ones face a daunting task when prison inmates have the opportunity to move beyond the walls of a Florida correctional institution. To help make sense of a confusing, complex system, attorney Reggie Garcia draws on his 20-plus years presenting clemency cases to four Florida governors and numerous Cabinet members to offer a practical guide to clemency, parole and more.
How to Leave Prison Early includes the so-called secret sauce with actual “how-to” steps to increase an inmate’s opportunity for success. Published by Laurenzana Press, the book describes in clear, realistic terms:
- 25 steps for clemency
- 17 steps for parole
- 7 steps for work release
- 4 steps for conditional medical release
Garcia is an AV Preeminent®-rated Florida lawyer and a state government lobbyist. The book, written primarily for the state prison inmates, their families, lawyers and other advocates, has already garnered 18 superlative “5-star” reviews on Amazon.com.
One reader observed: “This book makes these complex issues so easy to understand. Mr. Garcia is one of the foremost experts in the State of Florida in these cases, and has shared his wisdom and experience in this concise volume. A must-read for anyone faced with these matters.”
Former U.S. Senator Bob Graham was chairman of Florida’s clemency board and appointed parole commissioners when he served as the state’s governor from 1979 to 1987. He said of the book, “Mr. Reggie Garcia has spent much of his legal career advising clients and state policy makers on clemency and closely observing its evolution over recent decades. For anyone who wants to understand how the king – now governor and cabinet – dispenses discretionary justice in Florida, this is the book to read.”
“I wrote this book to help inmates and their families, since most of them cannot afford a lawyer,” Garcia said. “These are people who have been convicted of crimes and substantially paid their debt to society. Now they are hoping for a measure of mercy or grace from the state, but the calls and letters I receive have made it clear that people have no idea where to begin.”
The book can be purchased in paperback or eBook format from Amazon. Paperbacks (6×9) are available for $12.95 (plus shipping and handling), while eBooks are $3.99. eBooks can also be purchased online from Apple and Barnes & Noble.