Horrible Mistakes

Chances Missed to Free Jaycee Dugard

A host of mistakes by authorities allowed Jaycee Lee Dugard to remain imprisoned by convicted rapist Phillip Garrido, according to report released by California's inspector general. Dugard was held captive for 18 years, and Garrido fathered two daughters by her. During that period, Garrido was on parole and should have been closely monitored by authorities. The report declared, "Our review shows that Garrido committed numerous parole violations and that the department failed to properly supervise Garrido and missed numerous opportunities to discover his victims."