State Admission: Garrido Undersupervised For Eight Years

Apr. 16 2010, Published 8:10 a.m. ET

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New details have emerged about Phillip Garrido's parole supervision, revealing the man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard was supervised by California's parole agents far less often than he should have been during the early 2000s.

According to an internal review document by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), parole agents never bothered to check on Garrido at home for nearly a year after he was put on supervised parole.

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And although GPS monitoring showed he was spending large amounts of time in his Antioch-area backyard, no evidence has emerged to prove if parole agents ever investigated why.

It wasn't until 2007 that CDCR staff met the minimum supervision requirements -- eight years after he became the responsibility of California's parole system.

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The documents, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by various news organizations, also reveal Garrido was incorrectly classified as a low-risk sex offender.

According to the report, that meant he received fewer home visits and was subjected to less drug testing and outpatient treatment than he would have seen as a high-risk offender.

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During the 18-month period between June 1999 and December 2000, agents visited Garrido's home three times and his workplace eight times, while contacting him by phone twice and conducting drug tests five times.

But as CDCR admitted, in the documents: "Staff should have visited Garrido at home 14 times and at the office two times, and should have drug tested him 16 times."

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"Garrido also should have been ordered to attend parole outpatient treatment, but was not ordered to do so until November 2007," the internal review stated.

Garrido and wife Nancy are accused of kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard from her Lake Tahoe-area home in 1991 and keeping her at their Contra Costa County home.

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Phillip Garrido is also accused of fathering Dugard's two children while she was still a minor.

Last November, CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate publicly apologized for his department's handling of the case, about two months after Dugard surfaced.

"We agree that serious errors were made over the last 10 years," Cate said.



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