The California man sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, raping and holding Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years arrived at a state prison earlier this month. Garrido was being held in a segregated cell before being moved to the protective unit, the department said.
Phillip Garrido, 60, will be housed in Corcoran State Prison’s Protective Housing Unit for inmates whom officials believe wouldn’t be safe in the general population, the California Department of Corrections said. The unit is the longtime home of 1960s cult killer Charles Manson. Other inmates include John Albert Gardner III, who pleaded guilty last year to raping and killing two teens in San Diego County, as well as mass murderer Juan Corona and Michael Markhasev, the killer of Bill Cosby’s son.
Garrido admitted to snatching Dugard off a street in South Lake Tahoe in June 1991, when she was 11. He held her captive in a secret backyard compound in the San Francisco Bay area suburb of Antioch. During her captivity, she gave birth to two daughters fathered by Phillip Garrido, the first when she was 14. Garrido’s wife also admitted to kidnap and rape. She has also began her serving her decades-long sentence earlier this month.
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