Kidnap and Rape Victim Jaycee Dugard Receives $20 Million From California Lawmakers


What is the price of rape, kidnap and being held captive for 18 years by a registered sex offender? The answer is $20 million!!! California law makers appropriated $20 million to kidnap and rape victim Jaycee Dugard in an effort to settle her claims against the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Actually, there probably can be no price put on the conditions that Jaycee Dugard was forced to endure at the hands of a paroled scum bag sex offender. What we can hope is that the damages were so high and the actions of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation so embarrassing that they never act so irresponsibly ever again when it comes to the supervision of paroled sex offenders.

The settlement was approved by the Assembly after Dugard and her daughters filed a claim through the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, accusing the state of negligence, failure to discharge a mandatory duty and infliction of emotional distress stemming from the fact that Garrido was under state parole supervision for previous crimes.


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.

The bill passed on a 30-1 vote in the Senate and a 62-0 vote in the Assembly, according to CNN affiliate KCRA. Corrections officials entered into the settlement with Dugard, the station said.

The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation failed to properly keep tabs on paroled sex offender Phillip Garrido or any reports of the presence of a 12 year old girl. The California authorities failure and neglect to do their job resulted in sex offender Phillip Garrido to hold Jaycee Dugard captive as a sex slave for 18 years.

Jaycee Dugard disappeared in 1991 at the age of 11 and was missing for 18 years. Then in August of 2009 Jaycee Duagrd was amazingly found by authorities living in a shed in  Antioch, California in the back yard of  Phillip Garrido, a paroled registered sex offender. When finally located, Dugard was 30 years old and had two children, fathered by her sex offender capture.

We can only hope that this will be a lesson for the future to take the supervision of paroled registered sex offenders seriously. They do not stop and they cannot be rehabilitated. The protection of children from sex offenders is a serious matter. Let’s hope this settlement highlights the point!

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  • Comments

    9 Responses to “Kidnap and Rape Victim Jaycee Dugard Receives $20 Million From California Lawmakers”

    1. Starfish on July 3rd, 2010 8:06 pm

      Good for J.C. and Her girls….Hopefully this money can help them to build a new life for themselves and some day be able to intergrate back into society.

    2. Mike on July 3rd, 2010 10:28 pm

      It is really sad how society failed Jaycee and her family. The family has already spent 1/2 million on fixing the damage over the past 18 years. It will surely cost millions more to get them back to ground zero.

      I hope that Jaycee and her two daughters can get to a point of having a normal and happy life. And, I hope that Jaycee’s mother can have some happiness. She used to spend her vacations home crying over her missing daughter. 18 years is a long time.

      I wish the family many years of happiness. They truly deserve it.

    3. Its Me on July 3rd, 2010 11:01 pm

      No amount of money is going to fix what this poor girl has been through. What about her Ma and Dad. If this happened to one of my daughters I would be in prison for murder but so what I would be half nuts anyway.

    4. chandu on July 4th, 2010 12:22 am

      Hope she doesn’t accept a check. Calif is broke until they receive the next Obama stimulus windfall.

      I would go two steps further. First this settlement should be Calif tax free. Second, everyone connected with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation should be docked a portion of their pay, especially those receiving retirement, until this 20 million is paid back. Why do the citizens always end up paying for failures, by overpaid government workers, who don’t perform their jobs?

      I’m glad she was awarded this amount, but lets make the pigs squeal. Do you really think they care otherwise?

    5. rightknight on July 4th, 2010 12:59 am

      That $20 million does not come directly from
      the pockets of California Lawmakers, so why
      should they change?

    6. wolfgang on July 4th, 2010 9:56 am

      Also someone needs jail time for not following up on signs evident to a blind person that young girls were at the house.

    7. A Texas Grandfather on July 4th, 2010 11:04 am

      The State of California is trying to make up for their worthless parole system with money.
      The smart thing to do is TO ELEMINATE THE ENTIRE PAROLE SYSTEM and make every criminal serve their entire sentence. No good time possible.
      The parole officers that were responsible for this should be placed in jail along with their supervisors with a sentence of eighteen years each.

    8. The Unmitigated Gall on July 4th, 2010 8:14 pm

      WTF!!!!!! I thought California was broke as shit? Where will all that money come from? Why should the taxpayers be responsible for the actions or negligence of State Officials? Throw their sorry asses in jail, confiscate all of their material and financial possessions and present the full amount to Jaycee and her kids to live off of…..then MOVE ON! No need to make the entire State suffer for the assholery of a few.

    9. Nada on February 17th, 2012 2:28 pm

      Won’t do a thing to make them more responsible. Why would it? It’s not coming out of their pocket and the work is still just a job. People come, people go, they still get paid.

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