Sacramento Bee, "Parole assessment of Garrido upbeat just nine days after Dugard's kidnapping"

Through a Freedom of Information Act request in the Jaycee Dugard case, the Sacramento Bee revealed the egregious breakdown that took place in the parole system’s oversight of Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Only nine days after Dugard’s kidnapping, a federal parole agent met with the Garridos and observed “no major changes,” noting that Phillip Garrido “seems committed” to his relationship with Nancy Garrido. - HTN Foundation

By Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh
Published: Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 - 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jul. 12, 2011 - 9:21 am

RANDY PENCH / RPENCH@SACBEE.COM Phillip Garrido pleads guilty in April with lawyer Susan Gellman to sexually abusing Jaycee Lee Dugard and holding her captive.Nine days after they kidnapped Jaycee Lee Dugard, Phillip and Nancy Garrido paid a visit to his parole officer, who indicated things seemed to be going quite well for the convicted rapist and kidnapper.

"No major changes," the federal parole agent wrote on June 19, 1991, adding later, "A lot of complex issue (sic) with this case.

"He talked about the way he met Nancy and their life together. He seems committed to their relationship.