Jaycee Dugard case spurs emotional discussion on state parole system

Associated Press – Posted: 08/04/2011 10:43:53 AM PDT SACRAMENTO – Emotions ran high in Sacramento this morning when the public was given the chance to voice their opinions on the state’s parole system during a community discussion at the state Capitol. The panel comes one day after El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson released a report detailing the ways law enforcement failed Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped from South Lake Tahoe at age 11 in 1991 and held captive for 18 years at the home of Phillip and Nancy Garrido outside of Antioch. “It’s easy to say that he (Garrido) is an anomaly,” Pierson said, but up until the day he was arrested, Garrido was considered “a shining example of a reformed criminal.” [Full Story at: http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_18616608

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Jaycee Dugard case spurs emotional discussion on state parole system