Corrections Officials Criticized In Garrido/Dugard Case

A new report criticizes California corrections officials in the way they handled the case of convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido who's accused of kidnapping a girl and holding her in his home for 18-years.

The review released by state inspector General David Shaw details how corrections officials failed to properly supervise Garrido and missed opportunities to discover Jaycee Dugard, the girl he allegedly kidnapped and held in his backyard for 18 years.

The report said, among other things, that parole agents were not trained to conduct home visits and did not follow up on information that showed Garrido violated his parole.

Police have said Garrido held Dugard captive and raped her in a backyard encampment of tents during a period from 1999 until his arrest in August.

He allegedly fathered her two children.

The California corrections department issued a written response saying it agreed to improve the parole system and cited legislation that will become effective next year intended to reduce caseloads among agents.


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