Both KTXL and KCRA Sacramento are reporting that Jaycee Dugard has filed a suit against the federal government. Both reports cite a press release from Dugard’s attorneys:

From KTXL:

According to a release from attorneys representing Dugard, she has tried to set up private mediation with Government officials in this matter, but those requests were denied. They filed the lawsuit with the Federal Government because they ultimately had parole supervision responsibility over Phillip Garrido when he was released from jail in 1988 until the State of California assumed responsibility in 1999. It was during this time that Dugard was kidnapped.

The reports say any money awarded ill be donated to the JAYC Foundation, according to the press release.

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