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Jaycee Lee Dugard's Backyard Hell

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Sep. 4 2009, Published 6:27 a.m. ET

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Inside Jaycee Lee Dugard's backyard life.

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1. The bicycles indicate that Garrido allowed the three captors to feel like children to reinforce his pretense that the were a functioning family. However, with his control issues we don’t know if they were only allowed to ride them around the compound and not the outside world.

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The bicycles indicate that Garrido allowed the three captors to feel like children to reinforce his pretense that the were a functioning family. However, with his control issues we don’t know if they were only allowed to ride them around the compound and not the outside world.

2. The fences and walls surrounding the main house are psychological barriers placed by Garrido to show his captors their boundaries. It was a way of keeping the inside world in and the outside world out.

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The fences and walls surrounding the main house are psychological barriers placed by Garrido to show his captors their boundaries. It was a way of keeping the inside world in and the outside world out.

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3. The computer stick shows that Garrido and his wife Nancy allowed Jaycee and her two daughters to develop their brain, hand and eye co-ordination. They were allowing them some form of mental stimulation but it was "the carrot syndrome" where the veiled threat of their situation would have always been in place.

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The computer stick shows that Garrido and his wife Nancy allowed Jaycee and her two daughters to develop their brain, hand and eye co-ordination. They were allowing them some form of mental stimulation but it was "the carrot syndrome" where the veiled threat of their situation would have always been in place.

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4. The fish tank would have been used by Garrido as a calming influence for the captors. Fish can be very soothing and the parallel that they were held in a confined space too would have made their situation seem normal to them.

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The fish tank would have been used by Garrido as a calming influence for the captors. Fish can be very soothing and the parallel that they were held in a confined space too would have made their situation seem normal to them.

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5. The self-esteem book shows that in Garrido’s mind this was his family and he did not recognize the terrible situation but felt it was normal just like a polygamist would do. He was re-enforcing his own twisted beliefs within the family he had created.

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The self-esteem book shows that in Garrido’s mind this was his family and he did not recognize the terrible situation but felt it was normal just like a polygamist would do. He was re-enforcing his own twisted beliefs within the family he had created.

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6. The trampoline was a way of Garrido allowing the two girls and their mom to do some exercise and to "burn-off" some pent-up energy. The troubling part is that they would have been able to see over the fences as they bounced high but they weren’t allowed to cross or leave them without his permission. It was psychologically very cruel.

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The trampoline was a way of Garrido allowing the two girls and their mom to do some exercise and to "burn-off" some pent-up energy. The troubling part is that they would have been able to see over the fences as they bounced high but they weren’t allowed to cross or leave them without his permission. It was psychologically very cruel.

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7. This image is sad because it shows that Jaycee was trying to instill some order for her daughters. The clothes are hanging up as they would in a normal closet. Garrido would have encouraged this because it lent some order to their situation. His captors did not know anything different- it was all they were ever used to and this gave Garrido and his wife a stronger psychological hold over them.

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This image is sad because it shows that Jaycee was trying to instill some order for her daughters. The clothes are hanging up as they would in a normal closet. Garrido would have encouraged this because it lent some order to their situation. His captors did not know anything different- it was all they were ever used to and this gave Garrido and his wife a stronger psychological hold over them.

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8. The books were a way for the captors to escape their situation by using their minds to transport them away from the terrible living conditions and situation. Both Garrido and his wife Nancy would be able to exert their influence by choosing the material. It highlights that in Garrido’s mind this was a normal family as his biological wife could not provide him with children. Jaycee performed this function for him.

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The books were a way for the captors to escape their situation by using their minds to transport them away from the terrible living conditions and situation. Both Garrido and his wife Nancy would be able to exert their influence by choosing the material. It highlights that in Garrido’s mind this was a normal family as his biological wife could not provide him with children. Jaycee performed this function for him.

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9. This shows what a high value Garrido placed on beauty. He wanted both Jaycee and his daughters to look good for him and this taps into his narcissistic personality. To him women were there to please him and he wanted them to look attractive to fulfill this fantasy and role.

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This shows what a high value Garrido placed on beauty. He wanted both Jaycee and his daughters to look good for him and this taps into his narcissistic personality. To him women were there to please him and he wanted them to look attractive to fulfill this fantasy and role.

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10. In this image Garrido is showing that he wants his family to idolize him like a god or rock star. He is showing them that he is the center of their universe and that they must respect and have faith in his abilities.

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In this image Garrido is showing that he wants his family to idolize him like a god or rock star. He is showing them that he is the center of their universe and that they must respect and have faith in his abilities.

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11. This image is disturbing because it mirrors the shed he used for his rape attack back in the seventies. There it was set up like a sex cave with rags hanging down to make it seem like a maze. He liked to have a specific area to carry out sexual fantasies and this one could well have been used for that. In time we will find out if he sexually abused Jaycee’s daughters too.

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This image is disturbing because it mirrors the shed he used for his rape attack back in the seventies. There it was set up like a sex cave with rags hanging down to make it seem like a maze. He liked to have a specific area to carry out sexual fantasies and this one could well have been used for that. In time we will find out if he sexually abused Jaycee’s daughters too.

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12. Again this area is very ominous for his captors. It looks like it has been set up as a punishment area if they misbehaved. The sheeting around it and heavy duty nature of the structure shows he spent time constructing it. Psychologically this could have been very troubling for his captors and could have been used as a constant threat and type of torture.

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Source: Nick Stern/redthinkmedia.com

Again this area is very ominous for his captors. It looks like it has been set up as a punishment area if they misbehaved. The sheeting around it and heavy duty nature of the structure shows he spent time constructing it. Psychologically this could have been very troubling for his captors and could have been used as a constant threat and type of torture.

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