Jaycee Dugard gets $20 million settlement

Just a quick update on a story we followed here on Boing Boing last fall — Jaycee Dugard, the woman who was kidnapped at age 11, held captive by a sex offender for 18 years, and gave birth to two of his children, got a $20 million settlement from the state of California for totally failing to protect her from a known dangerous man. I don't know if any amount of money can atone for what this woman went through, but I'm glad someone's owning up to it. Her alleged rapist Philip Garrido and his wife have pleaded not guilty.

Jaycee Dugard to get $20 million in settlement [SfGate]