Courts & Crime

Philip Garrido had one parole violation, according to report

Over the course of eight years, as Jaycee Lee Dugard was allegedly held captive in Phillip Garrido's Antioch-area backyard, federal parole officials continued to debate whether he should be returned to prison, newly released documents indicate.

But from the time he was paroled in 1988 after serving time for kidnapping and rape, he was considered in violation only once, on a minor drug possession offense, and placed on electronic monitoring for about four months, according to the records released to The Bee under the Freedom of Information Act.

The toughest restriction Garrido faced was a requirement that he spend 3 1/2 months in a halfway house in Oakland after his January 1988 release from federal prison.

Garrido, whose original 1977 sentence would have kept him in federal prison until April 10, 2027, won early release and praise for his conduct in prison, according to records previously released to The Bee in September.

The 32 pages of records received Tuesday from the U.S. Parole Commission shed little new light on the supervision of Garrido after his release from prison.

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