SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The man convicted of kidnapping Jaycee Dugard could be eligible for release 400 years early.
Dugard was 11 when Phillip Garrido kidnapped her from South Lake Tahoe in 1991.
She spent the next 18 years imprisoned and sexually assaulted at his Antioch home.
Garrido was sentenced to 431 years behind bars but under California’s ‘Elderly Parole Program’ state prisoners who are 60 or older and have served at least 25 years, are eligible for parole hearings.
He is now 65-years-old, but he could released as early as 2034 after only serving 18 years.
Garrido would be 83 by then, but El Dorado County District Attorney Vern Pierson hopes he stays behind bars.
“If someone has been proven to be that extraordinarily dangerous, we should not be releasing them, ever,” said Pierson.
Three years before he abducted Dugard, Garrido was released from a Nevada prison after serving just 11 years of a 50-year sentence in another case.