Another Move Another Home For Felix

By Pat Bliss You sometimes wonder – will the moves, the accusations, the disruptions ever end for Felix?  Well, here we are again having to have Felix moved from his home camp of Marion Correctional to protect his life. We had to move him fast, when he was at Tomoka C.I., because he divulged to […]

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How Fox News Became Involved with Felix

By Pat Bliss The day before Felix’s parole hearing in November 2014, a photojournalist representing FOX News interviewed attorney Reggie Garcia and me, in his office. The next morning at the parole hearing he filmed us both, advocating for Felix’s parole. It was an exciting and dramatic time. There were cameras and microphones everywhere.  After […]

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Felix Case – Some Important Links

By BitcoDavid Here’s the link to Fox 13 Tampa Bay’s video. It’s a surprisingly accurate and well made piece, and tells Felix’s whole story. Well worth watching. http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/29033415/after-30-years-advocates-seek-new-trial-for-deaf-man#.VVIQvxy0EhQ.facebook You can see their FaceBook page here. Check out the comments on Felix’s video. https://www.facebook.com/FOX13TampaBay/videos/vb.159207208524/10152912739548525/ And lastly, here’s a link to Felix’s original testimony, in PDF format. […]

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Change! Fox News Program about Felix

By Pat Bliss To All Felix’s Supporters: I had previously stated that FOX News is doing a short segment on Felix’s case at 10 pm May 14th. It has been upped to May 11th at 10pm. This will be aired again and be tied in with a special on the criminal justice system coming up […]

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Felix’s Response to the Parole Hearing

By Pat Bliss I arrived at Marion Correctional Institution, thinking I was early, but still having to wait one and one-half hours, to get in. Fortunately it was not raining. I was checked through security, and waiting for Felix to come into the visiting room. Actually, I was very excited with the news of the […]

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Pat Bliss Talks About Felix’s Parole Hearing

By Pat Bliss Preparation for Felix’s Parole Hearing Attorney Reggie Garcia and I received notice about Felix’s November 19th parole hearing on November 3rd. We were surprised, as we expected it to be a month or two away. After much preparation and arrangements, I set out for Florida on the 15th, and arrived in Tallahassee, […]

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Update on Felix’s Parole Hearing

By BitcoDavid I am deeply saddened to report that Felix Garcia was denied parole. Attorney Reggie Garcia has provided the following for media dissemination: 1. the parole commissioners will review the case again in three years (it could have been 5 – 7) 2. They referred Felix to Sumter C.I. in Bushnell, Florida. for special […]

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Why Isn’t Felix Free by Now?

By Pat Bliss Felix could say he cried out for help to anyone who would listen. Ever since he found out – after arriving in prison and  having the trial transcripts read to him by his cell mate – that his sister testified against him. All the time thinking, during the trial she was helping […]

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Life Holds no Guarantees: Update on Felix

By Pat Bliss When we began this year with three paths to take Felix’s case, we did it knowing there are no guarantees. Unbeknownst at that time to us all, something was soon to take place that started our year with a bonus. And very appreciated. As many of you already know there was a […]

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Current Media Coverage on Felix

By Pat Bliss Since we have enlisted the aid of Sachs Media Group in the Felix Garcia case, we have seen a large increase in media coverage. Below is a partial list of some of the newspapers and media outlets who have covered the case. We are thrilled at the attention Felix is finally getting […]

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Major Update on Felix’s Case

By BitcoDavid As most of you know, DeafInPrison.com has been working tirelessly, on the release of Felix Garcia, the innocent Deaf man, imprisoned for 30 years thus far, in Florida. We have written countless pieces on his situation, been in constant contact with Pat Bliss, the paralegal who has been working on this case for […]

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Song Tells Felix’s Suffering

By Pat Bliss Heather Hardy is one of the individuals who wrote our petition for Felix Garcia’s pardon. She recently completed recording the song she wrote to accompany that petition. She is currently seeking an interpreter to facilitate the production of a video of the song, which we will publish here, upon its completion. Until […]

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Update on Felix – Part 2

By Pat Bliss After visiting with Felix on Sunday, January 5th I drove to Tallahassee. I took a route I had not traveled before, which took me through mid-Florida flat land compiled mainly of horse farms and training establishments for horse racing. I actually enjoyed it, and allowed enough time to get to Tallahassee before […]

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Felix Featured in Al Jazeera Documentary

By Pat Bliss There has been a documentary in the works for a few years on the deaf in our prisons. It starts airing tonight on cables’  Al Jazeera America (AJA)  America Tonight at 9pm. It’ll be in Closed Caption. Felix will be highlighted in tonight’s segment, tomorrow will highlight other deaf. After the segment tonight Journalist James Ridgeway  […]

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Celebrating McCay Vernon and Visiting Felix

By Pat Bliss It was a quick weekend for me but I felt a need to attend the celebration of the life of Dr. McCay Vernon on September 22nd and I was glad I did. It was well attended with many, many of his former students who are themselves, college professors. For the first time, I felt like […]

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A Friend Whom Felix Never Met

By Pat Bliss This friendship goes back a long time starting with a letter written in Felix’s behalf in 1996, asking help for a deaf innocent man in prison at that time 15 years. Dr. McCay Vernon replied to Felix on November 24, 1996. McCay immediately took some action by sending a copy of the letter to the Editor in Chief of Silent News, Mrs. […]

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#JusticeForFelix and now #JusticeForRicardo

By BitcoDavid I was alerted to this story by this FaceBook page. I was immediately struck by the similarities between this case, and that of innocent Deaf prisoner, Felix Garcia – whom we’ve been working on freeing for the past year and a half, and Pat Bliss has struggled with for for over 17 years […]

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Felix’s Petition for All to See

By BitcoDavid It occurs to me, that you might want to see the actual petition letter that we will be sending to the Florida officials asking for a pardon for Felix. I added links, for this post, and they will not be included in the official document. The original document was drafted by Heather Hardy […]

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Part 3 in the Serialization of Felix’s Case

By Pat Bliss [Editor’s Note: This is the 3rd embed in our series chronicling the trial of Felix Garcia. At this point, all the data that was previously published on the page, Bliss, has now been made available in PDF embed format. We will begin reproducing the page, Bliss-2, and the series should be complete shortly. […]

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