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People.com: Jaycee Dugard Sues U.S. Government for Failing to Monitor Her Kidnapperupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 11:29:00

Feds should have better supervised her captor, convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido, the lawsuit says

Kidnap victim files complaint, blasting feds' 'inexcusable' lack of oversightupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 19:20:00

Jaycee Dugard filed a complaint against the federal government Thursday, seeking compensation for what she called its failures to track the man who held her captive for 18 years.

How police just missed saving Jayceeupdated: Thu Sep 22 2011 19:20:00

A video shows a parole officer searching the Garrido home without knowing Jaycee Dugard was being held captive.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Abductors' Chilling Homemade Videos Releasedupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 16:18:00

Phillip and Nancy Garrido secretly shot footage of young children playing in public

Newly released videos were taken by Dugard's captorsupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 07:06:00

In a shaky videotape released Tuesday, the couple who kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard can be heard discussing how to operate their new camera as they zoom in to capture images of children in a playground.

Dugard: If I was alive, there was hopeupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 05:42:00

Jaycee Dugard recounts her 18 years in captivity including the vivid sounds she most remembers and how long she cried.

Kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard talks about her 18 years of terrorupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 05:42:00

U.S. kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard, who gave birth to two children during her 18 years in captivity, said she did what she had to do to survive.

People.com: Diane Sawyer: Jaycee Dugard's Memories Are 'In Her Eyes'updated: Mon Jul 11 2011 15:31:00

"Everything she says makes you stop and examine yourself and your life," says the ABC anchor

Federal report blasts probation officers' handling of Garrido caseupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 07:31:00

A report from federal judicial authorities released this week blasted federal probation officers in northern California for their handling of the case of Phillip Garrido, who admitted to kidnapping and sexually assaulting Jaycee Dugard over 18 years.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Recalls the Pain of Giving Birth in Captivityupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 10:50:00

"I didn't know I was in labor," she tells Diane Sawyer in a new interview

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Tells Her Story of Kidnap and Abuseupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 15:31:00

In a new memoir, the 31-year-old says she's slowly healing from the abuse she endured for 18 years

Garridos start serving sentences for Jaycee Dugard kidnappingupdated: Thu Jun 16 2011 18:47:00

Phillip and Nancy Garrido have started serving sentences in separate California prisons for their roles in the abduction and rape of Jaycee Dugard, the state's corrections department announced Thursday.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard: Her First Account of Kidnappingupdated: Fri Jun 03 2011 11:10:00

She was paralyzed by a stun gun, wrapped in a blanket and threatened with Dobermans, she tells a grand jury

People.com: Jaycee Dugard to Kidnapper: 'You Stole My Life'updated: Thu Jun 02 2011 20:30:00

She breaks her silence in a statement read at her abductors' sentencing

Garridos plead guilty in courtupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 18:12:00

In April, Phillip and Nancy Garrido pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and sexual assault of Jaycee Dugard.

Phillip, Nancy Garrido sentenced in Jaycee Dugard kidnappingupdated: Thu Jun 02 2011 18:12:00

Phillip Garrido was sentenced Thursday to 431 years to life in prison in the kidnapping and sexual assault of Jaycee Dugard, who was held captive from age 11 to 29 by Garrido and his wife, according to the El Dorado County, California, district attorney's office.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard to Tell All in New Bookupdated: Mon May 09 2011 15:10:00

A Stolen Life will detail "the full story of her ordeal" from her 1991 abduction to the present

People.com: Jaycee Dugard's Kidnappers Plead Guiltyupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 22:09:00

Phillip and Nancy Garrido gave full confessions and will serve life sentences

Garridos plead guilty in Jaycee Dugard kidnappingupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 20:51:00

Phillip and Nancy Garrido pleaded guilty Thursday to the kidnapping and sexual assault of Jaycee Dugard, whom they held captive from age 11 through 29, the El Dorado County, California, district attorney said.

People.com: Phillip Garrido Makes Surprise Not Guilty Plea to Kidnapping Jaycee Dugardupdated: Fri Apr 08 2011 00:32:00

His lawyer cities issues over a grand jury for scuttling the expected plea

People.com: Phillip Garrido to Plead Guilty to Jaycee Dugard Kidnappingupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:52:00

The repeat sex offender is likely to be sentenced to more than 500 years

Lawyer: California pair admit kidnapping Jaycee Dugard for 18 yearsupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 05:27:00

A northern California couple have offered a "full confession" for their role in kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her for 18 years, a defense lawyer said Monday.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard's Alleged Abductor Found Competent to Stand Trialupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 12:53:00

The case of Phillip Garrido moves toward a possible resolution - and a plea deal

Phillip Garrido found competent for trial in Jaycee Dugard caseupdated: Fri Feb 04 2011 07:11:00

A man accused of kidnapping then-11-year-old Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for nearly two decades is competent to stand trial, a California judge ruled Thursday.

People.com: Phillip, Nancy Garrido Face New Charges in Jaycee Dugard Caseupdated: Sun Oct 03 2010 09:30:00

The couple are charged with kidnapping, forcible rape, lewd acts on a child and more

Northern California couple indicted in Jaycee Dugard caseupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 21:00:00

A grand jury has indicted a northern California couple accused of holding Jaycee Dugard captive for nearly two decades, authorities said Friday.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard to Tell Her Story in Memoirupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 15:50:00

Her tale of abduction, survival and rescue will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2011

People.com: Couple Indicted for Abducting Jaycee Dugardupdated: Thu Sep 23 2010 20:09:00

Phillip and Nancy Garrido will soon be arraigned on multiple charges

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Marks Her First Year of Freedomupdated: Fri Aug 27 2010 09:48:00

"It's a happy time," a relative says. "Jaycee continues her life in private"

Schwarzenegger signs $20M payment to Jaycee Dugardupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 08:40:00

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday signed a $20 million settlement for Jaycee Dugard, a woman who was held captive for 18 years by a convicted rapist who had been under the supervision of the state.

Parole officers talked to Jaycee Dugard during captivityupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 20:24:00

Parole officers saw and spoke to Jaycee Dugard during visits to the home of the man accused of holding her captive for 18 years, but they never questioned why she was there, California officials disclose in newly released documents.

People.com: Police Spoke with Jaycee Dugard During Captivity - But Never Followed Upupdated: Thu Jul 08 2010 17:48:00

Dugard reportedly mentioned the visit, which led to the approval of a $20 million settlement

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Approved for $20 Million Settlement from Californiaupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 07:47:00

The Dugard family filed claims alleging kidnapper Phillip Garrido wasn't supervised while on parole

California lawmakers approve $20 million to settle Dugard claimsupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 22:51:00

The California Assembly on Thursday passed a bill appropriating $20 million to kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard to settle her claims against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, according to the chief clerk's office.

Kidnapping victim battles fatherupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 21:50:00

Jane Velez-Mitchell speaks with Ken Slayton, Jaycee Dugard's biological father, in a primetime exclusive interview.

Man said to be biological dad wants to contact Jaycee Dugardupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 21:50:00

Kenneth Slayton wants to get a message to Jaycee Dugard, the California woman kidnapped as a child and held captive for 18 years.

Jaycee Dugard case back in courtupdated: Thu May 20 2010 08:26:00

A court hearing is scheduled Thursday in the case of a northern California couple accused of abducting Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for more than 18 years in a ramshackle backyard compound.

Jaycee Dugard speaks out in new home videoupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 05:47:00

Jaycee Dugard, who police say was kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, said she is "doing well" as she speaks out in a new home video.

Reaction to Dugard videoupdated: Sat Mar 06 2010 05:47:00

Ed Smart and Katie Callaway Hall react to new video of Jaycee Dugard shown on "Good Morning America".

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Speaks, Shares Family Moments in Home Videoupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 15:09:00

Kidnap victim Dugard says she's "getting there" while her mother pleads for privacy

Defense: Kidnap suspect hears angels' voicesupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 14:00:00

A California sex offender suspected of abducting a girl in 1991 and keeping her captive for 18 years is suffering from "serious mental illness," defense attorneys say in court papers.

People.com: Sheriff: Phillip Garrido Sending Jaycee Dugard Coded Messagesupdated: Wed Feb 24 2010 14:47:00

The man charged with abducting her when she was 11 is a "master manipulator," say prosecutors

People.com: Jaycee Dugard's Emotional Diary Entries from Captivityupdated: Fri Feb 12 2010 08:51:00

"How can I ever tell him how I want to be free," she wrote in her secret journal

Jaycee's journal: 'I want to be free'updated: Thu Feb 11 2010 22:24:00

Jaycee Dugard kept a journal during 18 years of captivity, at times writing about how she yearned for freedom, court documents filed Thursday reveal.

Prosecutor disputes Dugard suspect's jailhouse 'apology' letterupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 17:12:00

Phillip Garrido, who is accused of kidnapping and raping an 11-year-old and then holding her captive for 18 years, apologized in a jailhouse letter sent to a television station, the California station said Thursday.

Garrido apologyupdated: Fri Nov 13 2009 17:12:00

In a jailhouse letter sent to a television station, Phillip Garrido apologizes. Affiliate KCRA reports.

People.com: Details from Arrest of Jaycee Dugard's Alleged Kidnapperupdated: Sun Nov 08 2009 09:50:00

The frightened victim initially told authorities she was hiding from an abusive husband

Officers 'missed numerous opportunities' in Dugard caseupdated: Wed Nov 04 2009 18:15:00

California parole officers "missed numerous opportunities" to discover long-missing Jaycee Dugard while supervising the man now accused of kidnapping and raping her, a state review of the case concludes.

People.com: First Photo: Kidnap Survivor Jaycee Dugard Emerges from the Shadowsupdated: Thu Oct 15 2009 10:28:00

A captive for 18 years, the 29-year-old mother of two is rebuilding her life, one step at a time

Jaycee Dugard opens up after 18-year kidnapping ordealupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 18:18:00

The first images are emerging of an adult Jaycee Dugard, the woman who was kidnapped when she was 11 and allegedly held captive for 18 years by a couple in an elaborate compound hidden in the backyard.

First Dugard photoupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 18:18:00

David Caplan from People Magazine talks about how his magazine got the first pictures of Jaycee Dugard.

Lawyer: Jaycee Dugard would testify against captorsupdated: Sun Sep 27 2009 16:32:00

Jaycee Dugard will testify against the couple that allegedly held her captive in an elaborate compound hidden in their backyard for 18 years if there is a trial, a lawyer for her family said at a news conference Thursday.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard 'Fully Cooperating' with Policeupdated: Sat Sep 26 2009 23:27:00

Her new lawyer says Dugard understands that "some absolutely terrible things were done to her"

People.com: Jaycee Dugard's Mom: 'Miracles Can Happen'updated: Thu Sep 24 2009 11:51:00

Terry Probyn says her family is "doing well" and expresses hope their story focuses attention on other missing children

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Will Be Reunited with Her Petsupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 07:28:00

Animal control officials are arranging to return the abducted woman's "well-cared-for" cats, dogs and birds

Cadaver dogs indicate possible remains on Garrido propertyupdated: Fri Sep 18 2009 05:23:00

Two cadaver dogs working separately each showed interest in the same area of property belonging to kidnapping suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido, a possible indication of human remains, police said Thursday.

Jaycee Dugard will be reunited with her petsupdated: Thu Sep 17 2009 22:21:00

Jaycee Dugard and her daughters are preparing for another happy homecoming: with their animals.

Police: Bones found on Garrido propertyupdated: Wed Sep 16 2009 22:52:00

Investigators have found bones on the property where kidnapping suspects Phillip and Nancy Garrido lived for 18 years with Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters, police said Wednesday.

Police search Garrido home in connection with other abductionsupdated: Tue Sep 15 2009 22:24:00

The mother of a missing girl, whose 20-year-old case authorities now say may be linked to the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping suspects, said Tuesday that she holds out hope that her daughter will be found alive.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard May Testify in Kidnapping Caseupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 23:09:00

The prosecutor discusses trial plans after a judge holds Phillip and Nancy Garrido on $30 million bail

Suspects in Jaycee Dugard kidnapping appear in courtupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 14:15:00

A California couple charged with a combined 29 felony counts in connection with the kidnapping and rape of Jaycee Dugard appeared in court for a bond hearing Monday.

Garrido's pastupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 11:33:00

CNN.com's Mallory Simon says Phillip Garrido, charged in the 1991 kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, was convicted of kidnapping before.

For long-separated families, reunions can be a struggleupdated: Thu Sep 10 2009 11:33:00

Facing the world after an isolating and traumatic experience is often stressful, especially for those who have been away for a long time.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard Tells Family: 'I'm So Happy'updated: Wed Sep 09 2009 13:08:00

Her aunt wishes the same joy she's feeling for those with children still missing

Sheriff: Bone fragment found near Garrido home 'probably human'updated: Wed Sep 09 2009 11:44:00

The bone fragment found near the California home where Jaycee Dugard is said to have been confined for 18 years is "probably human," a sheriff's spokesman said Tuesday.

Garrido suspected in 1972 rapeupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 11:44:00

Police say the man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard is suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1972.

Garrido stayed under the radar, despite contactsupdated: Tue Sep 08 2009 12:47:00

More than two dozen times in the past three years, authorities came to Phillip and Nancy Garrido's ramshackle home at 1554 Walnut Ave. in Antioch, California, a rural property where Jaycee Dugard is said to have been confined for 18 years.

Dugard Town Paradeupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 21:14:00

Kara Finnstrom reports on a parade in South Lake Tahoe in honor of a family reunited after years of pain and separation.

Dugard's abduction, rescue bring town full circleupdated: Mon Sep 07 2009 21:14:00

It was an eerily familiar sight -- the townspeople of South Lake Tahoe, California, walking arm in arm down the street in support of kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard. But this time, things were different.

People.com: Jaycee Dugard's Abduction Haunted Her Young Classmatesupdated: Sun Sep 06 2009 22:26:00

"Everybody was scared," a former student recalls, "and the parents were even more scared than the kids"

People.com: Shawn Hornbeck: Jaycee Dugard Brainwashed, in Shockupdated: Fri Sep 04 2009 15:15:00

Abducted for four years as a child, Hornbeck gives insight on Jaycee's ordeal - and how she can overcome it

Jaycee Dugard's aunt: 'This is a joyful time'updated: Thu Sep 03 2009 18:21:00

A California woman who turned up alive 18 years after being kidnapped at age 11 is reconnecting with her family after nearly two decades apart, her aunt said Thursday.

Attorney for kidnap case wife worried by media coverageupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 22:43:00

The attorney for Nancy Garrido, charged in the Jaycee Lee Dugard abduction case, expressed concern Wednesday that intense media coverage may prejudice his client's ability to get a fair trial.

Missing boy's mom: Jaycee's story 'makes my heart smile'updated: Wed Sep 02 2009 15:50:00

News of Jaycee Dugard's safe return after 18 years in captivity gives Patty Wetterling hope.

Missing boy's mom has hopeupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 15:50:00

Patty Wetterling talks to CNN's Chris Welch about her son Jacob, abducted at age 11 in 1989.

People.com: PHOTOS: The Hellish Compound Where Jaycee Dugard Was Heldupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 12:47:00

The garbage-strewn half-acre smells of mold and has cages for dogs - or humans - a source tells PEOPLE

People.com: Girls Find Out Jaycee Dugard Is Really Their Momupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 07:06:00

"They thought Jaycee was their sister," their step-grandfather tells PEOPLE. "This will take years of therapy"

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