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As conditions in prisons across the country degrade further as a result of the coronavirus crisis, thousands of prisoners here in Florida are at risk of losing their lives and action must be taken. In July 2020, the Innocence Project of Florida filed Applications for Clemency for five innocent clients, known as the Florida Five.
While the Innocence Project of Florida represents dozens of individuals wrongfully convicted throughout Florida, the Florida Five all have significant evidence of their factual innocence, have completed substantial litigation, and have had their efforts to find vindication in the courts slowed and frustrated by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For this reason, we are advocating for the Florida Board of Executive Clemency to review these cases. Despite our collective efforts to urge that these be considered as soon as possible, none of the Florida Five were on the September hearing agenda, and rely on the substantial evidence of innocence as a basis to rectify their wrongful convictions by granting them each a pardon.
The next, and last, Clemency meeting of the year is in December. Help us make sure these individuals' pleas of innocence and applications for clemency are heard at the next meeting on December 9th, 2020.
Time is of the essence. We must advocate and act to urge our elected officials to address the toll the pandemic is and will have on individuals in prison. How can you help? Sign the petition below and then share it!
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Information Related To COVID-19 in Florida Prisons and Early Release of Prisoners
Forms for Furloughs:
Legal Article on Conditional Medical Release:
Opinion Editorial on Conditional Medical Release:
Attorney Reginald Garcia's Contact Information: https://www.floridaclemencylawyer.com/
Find Florida Department of Corrections Contact Information: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/org/contact.html