Garrido to be held in same prison unit as Manson
June 17, 2011
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – The California man sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping, raping and holding Jaycee Dugard captive for 18 years arrived at a state prison Thursday, where he will have some notorious neighbors.
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 Thursday. The unit is the longtime home of 1960s cult killer Charles Manson and once housed convicted Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan.
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 was being held in a segregated cell before being moved to the protective unit, the department said. He was sentenced earlier this month to 431 years to life in prison after pleading guilty 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, Nancy Garrido, 55, began serving her decades-long sentence Wednesday at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. She also pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rape.