Officials withholding parole documents of alleged kidnapper Jaycee Lee Dugard

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 12, 2009 11:24 am

Phillip Garrido, who is charged with kidnapping Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 from her ski resort town of South Lake Tahoe and raping and holding her captive for over 18 years, was on federal and then state parole during the time period he held Dugard.  There has been a great deal of criticism regarding how federal and California state parole agents supervised him during this time.  Now, the U.S. Parole Commission is withholding 92 pages of Garrido’s file because it says that releasing them would invade the personal privacy of other parties.

Garrido was on federal parole from 1988 until March 1999.  His parole was terminated early by the Commission, as stated in his termination document: “You are deserving of an early discharge.  You are commended for having responded positively to supervision and for the personal achievements you have made.  The commission trusts you will continue to be a productive citizen and obey the laws of society.”

At the time that his early parole was granted, Garrido had being holding Dugard captive for 8 years.  The state inspector general is reviewing how his parole was handled and a report should be made public soon.  Currently, Garrido is in a Placerville jail and is being held on $30 million bond.