Jaycee Dugard is suing the US, alleging 'gross neglect' by federal officers in charge of supervising the parolee who abducted her. A spokeswoman for Jaycee Dugard says proceeds from the suit would go to her charity.
Jaycee Dugard suit: Had federal parole officers done their jobs, Dugard's lawyers allege, Dugard and her daughters would not have had to endure their years of captivity in a ramshackle compound tucked inside Garrido's backyard.
Dugard's memoir, "A Stolen Life," is released today and has already topped bestseller lists.
Phillip Garrido, accused of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard in 1991 at age 11, pleaded not guilty Thursday and is contesting the legitimacy of his indictment, signaling a bid to delay the case.
Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago at age 11, plans to publish a memoir next year.
A California Inspector General report Thursday slammed the state parole system for failing to track Phillip Garrido, the convicted sex offender who kidnapped Jaycee Dugard.
Between 60,000 and 70,000 California parolees return to custody annually for violations, many of them minor. Reforms passed this month could help cut prisoner tallies.
Husband Phillip Garrido was ordered held on $30 million bail Monday. Nancy's lawyer may suggest she was a battered woman.
Jaycee's abductor was a parolee, Phillip Garrido. His story is now framing the debate about how the state should relieve overcrowded prisons, and who should be watched most closely.