California Settles: $20 Million for Jaycee Dugard

By David Schoetz

Jul 1, 2010 11:56pm

The state of California — currently in a budget crisis — today approved a $20 million payment to kidnap victim Jaycee Dugardfor failing to properly supervise registered sex offender Phillip Garrido, the man who allegedly held her in a backyard prison for 18 years. An investigation after Dugard was freed found that Garrido's parole officer missed multiple opportunities to find her. So tonight, we ask: Is this a reasonable response by the state or does it set a costly precedent for victims of other crimes? Tell us what you think. Embedded below is the "World News" report from last August on the day Dugard was freed.

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