Jaycee Dugard Wins $20 Million Settlement

Parole officers' neglect led to a longer captivity.

Jaycee Dugard Wins $20 Million Settlement

Parole officers’ neglect led to a longer captivity.

-Jane Farrell

Jaycee Dugard

Jaycee Dugard, the young woman who spent 18 years as the prisoner of a convicted sex offender, was awarded $20 million by the state of California because parole officers didn’t adequately monitor her captor.

Smarter work by the officers could have ended Dugard’s ordeal years earlier. Now 30, she had two daughters, 12 and 15, by sex offender Phillip Garrido during her ordeal in a northern California town.

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A report by David Shaw, the California Inspector-General, found that “Garrido committed numerous parole violations and that the department failed to properly supervise Garrido and missed numerous opportunities to discover his victims.” Garrido was on parole after being convicted in a 1976 kidnapping and rape.

Garrido and his wife, Nancy, are awaiting trial on charges stemming from Jaycee’s ordeal. (Newser)

Jane Farrell is a senior editor for BettyConfidential.

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7 thoughts on “Jaycee Dugard Wins $20 Million Settlement

  1. what the hell is rosesingle30 even talking about the subject is about a sex offender and the parole officer not doing his job and a young girl was kidnaped due to neglagence. God bless you Jaycee and he will recive real judgment one day !

  2. Yes, this woman deserves something for being held captive for 18 years and probably being raped repeatedly- I doubt at age 14 she opted herself to get pregnant by her jailer.

    But… where is this 20 million coming from? Probably our tax dollars, and since when are we the ones that should be further stripped of what few resources we have?

    And 20 million? Most people don’t make much more then 1.25 million in their whole working lifetimes. The amount is beyond excessive. Come on people, its unfortunately what happened to her, but get real!

  3. I don’t know, @inkdork. No matter what the media says, her life has been ruined. How much is that worth? Hopefully she can get a nice house to raise her children and send them to good schools.

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