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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  • by tod Location: 7 springs on Nov 5, 2009 at 03:57 AM
    this just again proves the point- we must lobby and demand of our legislators that the penalty for proven child molestation is life in prison--- THE VERY FIRST TIME. Too often we see them repeat repeat repeat offend, and even if they dont get caught they still reoffend. I work with sex offenders- I can tell you that the only thing on their mind is the next time they can corner up some kid. Please check the computer and become aware and alert your neighbors to local offenders, and it is legal to simply and without threats let the offenders know that you are aware and will be watching them. And then do that - watch their comings and goings - who they are with- you might just save a child like the poor girl in this story.Also remember nc tax payers pay a convicted felon child molester 200k as a doctor at Maury prison, formerly worked at Cherry hospital until it was revealed he was a girl molester and they had little girls patients at Cherry. Please tell legislators not to hire felons

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