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California officials fear Jaycee Lee Dugard case may hurt efforts on parole
By Lisa Rea
Horrific as the case of the abduction of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard is it does not warrant the California Legislature giving up its responsibility to take up serious reforms of the prison system in the state.
This case which shocked the nation last week as it detailed Dugard's kidnapping in 1991 and her 18 years of captivity in the backyard of convicted sex offender Phillip Garrido in northern California should tell us a number of things. One, we can be grateful that Jaycee Dugard was found. So many of the crime victims I have worked with in the U.S. have not had that same joyful conclusion to their tragic life story. Thank God Jaycee was found.